We help at-risk D.C. families have healthy babies

For 20 years, Healthy Babies Project, Inc. (HBP) has connected high-risk, underserved pregnant D.C. women and families to health care, social services, and educational opportunities.

HBP’s one-on-one support to women means their babies have a greater chance of surviving and thriving – and recent statistics* prove it.

  • Average infant mortality among HBP clients is about 1/3 of that reported for the District of Columbia – and 29% better than the national average
  • HBP clients had 54% fewer low birth weight babies than other delivering mothers in the District of Columbia

HBP removes barriers to receiving services and connects at-risk pregnant teenagers, women, and families to resources they need, so they can have –

  • Healthy pregnancies and healthy babies
  • A plan to support themselves and their children after delivery
  • A way to leave the cycle of poverty

HBP’s Story in Under a Minute …

Each week, 203 women in the District of Columbia – including 24 teenagers – discover they are pregnant. We’re making a difference for economically disadvantaged families.

A Lifeline…

HBP has become a lifeline for many of these teens and women though its life-enriching programs:

HBP teen mom and sonTeen Parent Empowerment Program (TPEP): provides health education and services to young adults ages 13-21, equipping them to be responsible parents, prevent repeat pregnancies, complete high school or a GED program, continue with college, careers, or other post-high school options, and move them out of the cycle of poverty.

TPEP The Remix: Also called “Phase III,” TPEP The Remix is an extension of TPEP, offering these TPEP graduates with the continued support, services, and resources so they can establish careers or continue to high school, college or other post-high school options. While TPEP  addresses primarily parenting, mother and infant health, and baby care, TPEP Remix’s goal is to educate teen parents in safe sex and personal financial responsibility issues.

Home Visiting and Family Support Program: personal, hands-on, home visits to pregnant and postpartum women and families with a nurse or social worker to facilitate access to health care, offer health education, and provide practical support.

Developing Dads: weekly support and counseling program that equips men to be effective fathers. Developing Dads also provides employment and education referrals, parenting training, substance abuse counseling, and case management.

Confident Parenting: the country’s first culturally-adapted parenting skill-building program for parents of African-American children, which equips them with tools needed to parent their children responsibly.

Partner with HBP to help save lives!

  • HBP is a featured nonprofit with the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington. Partner with us through the Catalogue to help save and transform the lives of at-risk D.C. residents.
  • You can also designate HBP as your Combined Federal Campaign beneficiary #28380.
  • Invest a few hours in changing lives by serving HBP as a volunteer!

*Sources: National and DC Center for Health Statistics Vital Statistics Report; HBP program data