Black Maternal Health Week

April 11 marks the beginning of Black Maternal Health Week, a week of awareness and activism started by Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA) five years ago and formalized by the White House on April 13, 2021. This year’s theme commissioned by BMMA, Building for...

This Work Matters

by Chelsea Chateauvert Friends of the New York City Nurse-Family Partnership (Friends) has been operating for a little over five years and one of the main tenets of our work is removing the financial barriers that first-time, low-income moms in the NFP program face....

Friends of NYC NFP Announces New Board Members

Friends of New York City Nurse Family Partnership announced in July the appointment of two new members to its board of directors. “This is a large step in the growth of the organization,” said Karin Romans, who was appointed Executive Director in January.  The...

A note from our Board President

Will one of our awardees found the next Sears Roebuck, Macy’s or Nieman Marcus? In preparing for a trip to Texas for my nephew’s wedding, my husband and I decided that we would visit the grave of my great-grandfather in San Antonio. Growing up, I knew only...

More than 400 New York City Families Helped Through the Pandemic

Imagine you’re a single mother. Your newborn baby Anna is taking her afternoon nap, so you decide it’s time for your first meal of the day. Your stomach reminds you it’s time for lunch, but your cabinets tell another story—the fridge is nearly empty, your shelves are...

How $900 helped one ‘mompreneur’ launch her business

Having a baby doesn’t mean you have to put your dreams aside.  With a Heart’s Desire grant, Jazmin Williams was empowered to grow her baking business and realize her dreams. Putting her career on hold   Jazmin had a job as a trained chef. With years of...