Delta Dental of Missouri Makes $1,500 Gift to
Midtown Community Services' Family PRIDE Program
Grant will help the nonprofit expand workshops that focus on the health of infants and their mothers
ST. LOUIS, MO. (December 30, 2019) – Since 1993, Midtown Community Services has strived to reverse the infant mortality rate in the City of St. Louis and give babies at risk a healthier start to life with its Family PRIDE (Parent Resources, Infant Development and Environment) program. Thanks to a $1,500 gift from Delta Dental of Missouri, the nonprofit will grow its breadth of educational programming in 2020.
Family PRIDE assists young families in underserved neighborhoods by providing support and assistance from the moment a mother finds out she is pregnant until the day the child enters kindergarten. From home visits and custom service plans to parenting workshops and playgroups, Family PRIDE ensures parents have free access to health- and child development-based education.
“Even with advancements in education and healthcare, there’s still a gap in care for African- American women and their babies,” said Laura Lamb, executive director of Midtown. “By partnering with companies like Delta Dental, we can deliver education directly to parents and connect them to resources that can improve their families’ overall health.”
This past year, Midtown has taken the parent education of its program to the next level by partnering with experts from across the area to host workshops that impact every area of a young mom or dad’s life. Recent workshops have included patient advocacy, the role of doulas in delivery, job readiness, physical fitness, and healthy cooking.
About Delta Dental of Missouri – Delta Dental of Missouri is the state’s leading dental benefits provider and a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. It provides 1.9 million members with access to affordable, high-quality dental care through group plans tailored to meet the needs of organizations of all sizes, from large corporations to small businesses with two or more employees. Delta Dental also offers dental benefit plans directly to individuals and families. The company proudly supports oral health initiatives, educational programs and charitable causes that help educate people about the importance of dental health and provide free dental care to those in need. To learn more, visit www.DeltaDentalMO.com.