Season of Believing Day 11: Believe in Mentoring

Submitted Sun, 12/16/2012 - 7:00pm by Web Gal

Back in September, Major John Manning of the Bellevue Police Department in  Washington State made a 13 year old Gage Hancock-Stevens' dream come true by letting him be a police officer for the day. Stevens is blind and is battling an optic glioma brain tumor. We wanted to share these touching photos of their time together. Read the news story here or see the full set of photos here

Believe in Mentoring

“So many times I didn’t know what to do and I would call her,” shares new mom Rachael, who had more peace of mind than many first-time mothers because of her nurse Melissa from Home Nursing Agency’s Nurse-Family Partnership®. Melissa’s guidance and mentoring allowed Rachael to gain confidence as a mother caring for her young son.

Nurse-Family Partnership is a free home visitation program for nurses to mentor income-eligible first-time mothers and provide education and support from early pregnancy through the child’s second birthday.

Through education and guidance, nurses talk with mothers about the medical, psychological, social, and developmental aspects of being pregnant. They provide new mothers with support, education, and counseling on health, behavior, and self-sufficiency until the baby reaches two years of age. Interested first-time mothers must enroll in Nurse-Family Partnership before 28 weeks gestation. Learn more about Nurse-Family Partnership.