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Volunteer opportunity for moms

Volunteer opportunity:

OB and Daytona moms, I am putting together a program for incarcerated mothers at the Volusia County jail and I'm looking for volunteers! This program will include providing support for these moms in jail by visiting them in a group setting and being there to offer advice, conversation, or even a shoulder to cry on. The goal is to give them a support system so that when released, they won't reoffend and come back into the system. This project is inspired by Walden University's mission of positive social change, which is one of the reasons I longed to join the academic team there.

Please email me at kimberley.blackmon2@mail.waldenu.edu or call/text me at 850-768-1849 if you are interested in volunteering. There will be paperwork to complete for a background check as well. Let's go make a positive difference in these mother's lives and support our fellow women!!!

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No cost breastfeeding classes for May 2018

Health

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) is hosting no-cost breastfeeding classes for new and expectant mothers. Classes cover the basics of breastfeeding and are scheduled at DOH-Volusia locations from 6 to 8 p.m.:

Each evening class is a one-time session. Reservations are suggested but not required.

Lactation consultants from the department’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program offer resources and assistance to breastfeeding mothers. WIC also offers breastfeeding peer counseling programs. Trained peer counselors are chosen from the same socio/economic/ethnic groups as WIC clients and have successfully breastfed their own babies.  Breastfeeding peer counselors provide mother-to-mother basic breastfeeding education and support to pregnant and breastfeeding moms.

For information or to register for a breastfeeding class, please call 866-WIC FOOD (942-3663).

 

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