The foundation’s programs in Delaware County save lives and improve the futures of residents throughout our community. Our staff members are regional leaders in their fields. They address such critical problems as low birth weights, food insecurity, substance abuse and the success of teens. These programs complement each other for greater impact. Consequently, investing in the foundation is the best way to donate your charitable dollars and volunteer your time. Listed below are the programs we manage.
Healthy Start – Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health
For the past 20 years, Healthy Start has been reducing the infant mortality rate and improving birth outcomes in Delaware County. Areas served by this federally funded program include Chester, Upland, Eddystone, Woodlyn, Parkside, Chester Township, Marcus Hook, Trainer, and Linwood. We serve pregnant women, expectant fathers and children up to age two. Read more» | En Español»
Having a baby can be a frightening and isolating experience, especially for first-time mothers living in poverty. Nurse-Family Partnership is a national program with deep roots in Pennsylvania. Our program is dedicated to supporting these women to ensure that their pregnancies go well and their children develop normally. Read more» | En Español»
Delaware County WIC Program (WIC)
WIC is a supplemental food and nutrition education program for women, families and young children. Our WIC program serves Pennsylvania residents who fit two criteria. First, they must have a medical or nutritional risk. Second, they must have a household gross income less than 185 percent the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines. Read more» | En Español»
Drug Free Communities
The Chester Drug Free Communities collaborates with community partners to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth and adults. The program works in two ways. First, it addresses issues in Chester that increase the risk of substance abuse. And second, it promotes factors that minimize risk. Read more»