We could not meet the needs of our community without the support of others. Whether big or small, their contributions help power the vision to provide access to quality care and resources for all pregnant women, infants and their families in the Florida Keys. Although the needs of our community are always changing and we evolve in response, in a typical year:
The need for these services in the Florida Keys is significant. During our financial year of 2020- 2021, we provided transportation to 139 pregnant women to 446 subsidized prenatal care appointments, driving a total of 17,880 miles to ensure that they received prenatal care. We provided over 206 hours of one-on-one counseling sessions with our mental health professional to 18 mothers experiencing PMAD (previously known as postpartum depression). We coached 29 moms and their partners to meet their breastfeeding goals and empowered 26 families for their childbirth experience through childbirth class. Over the next year, this program will grow to include labor and bereavement doula support. We will also be partnering with local agencies and the hospitals to address the OBGYN and Pediatric crisis in our community.
Through the Coalition's partnership with the Florida Department of Health - Monroe County, Healthy Start and CONNECT: Coordinated Intake and Referral programs facilitated screening and assessment of 781 pregnant women and infants in 2020-2021 to identify potential risks for poor birth outcomes and developmental delays. Intake staff assessed 552 clients and referred them to community partners to include enrollment in Healthy Start intervention services. 323 women and infants were enrolled in Healthy Start and received 12,486 units of services representing 4,404 individual intervention events.
Keys to Kids Safety
Last fiscal year, we trained 7 new volunteer technicians (bringing our total number of technicians to 19) to properly install 155 car seats throughout the Florida Keys and provided families with 124 reduced or no-cost car seats. To meet the needs of families who need to who use public transportation, we provided several stroller car seat combos. Sixty families were able to provide their baby with a safe sleeping environment with baby beds. Over 20 baby and toddler helmets helped keep riders safe.
Keys to Growing Kids
These programs help make sure children are ready and thriving by the time they enter Kindergarten. Four months into the fiscal year, we again began holding our popular in-person early childhood developmental groups and hosted 76 events serving 1,169 parents and children.
Keys to Supporting Families
During our financial year of 2020-2021, we supplied struggling families with 73,397 diapers and 12,320 wipes. We also provided other needed items such as strollers, pack and plays for safe sleep, crib sheets, baby bath tubs, clothes, toys and other items. In partnership with local food pantries and distribution sites, FKHSC became the go-to agency for formula and baby food, providing nutritional support to families in the Keys.
Upper Keys Rotary
Community Foundation of the Florida Keys
Brooks & Joan Fortune Families
ACOG District XII Junior Fellows
Amanda and Will Berlanga in memory of Abigail Berlanga
Business and Professional Women of Marathon
Crystal Marie Jones
Families of our Early Childhood Development Play Groups
Girl's Night Out - Key West
Holly Amber Hopkins
Joy Taylor in honor of her mother, Gloria Joy Brown
Kelly Cummings in honor of Aspen Marie
Lisa Bradeen in memory of Mike Forster
Lourdes Montagne in memory of Mike Forster
Mark & Larissa Myers
Mike and Kim Hartley
Rhonda Paulk Tyler
Rotary Club of Key West