p.A.C referral program
Touching Young Lives receives referrals from several birthing hospitals in Baltimore City where a mother has been identified upon discharge as not having a safe sleeping space for her infant. Mothers can be based in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Charles County and Cecil County. Referrals are accepted electronically through our website. A mother is met at discharge by a TYL volunteer or educator and provided with a P.A.C and safe sleep education. Follow up is conducted at 6 weeks, 3 months and 6 months post-partum to assess how often the P.A.C is used, where it is used and to obtain general feedback from users.
Baltimore City, Baltimore County
Charles County, Cecil County
better birthing outcomes
The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene at Chase Braxton Healthcare System and Touching Young Lives have collaboratively hosted a series of expecting mom educational seminars, offered quarterly. Each mom is provided with a Portable Alternative Crib at the conclusion of the seminar. Follow up is conducted at 6 weeks, 3 months and 6 months post-partum to assess how often the P.A.C is used, where it is used and to obtain general feedback from users.
September 2017 - September 2018
Chase Braxton Healthcare System
youth empowerment society
Touching Young Lives has partnered with the Youth Empowerment Society to offer their drop-in transient or homeless clients with safe-sleep education and Portable Alternative Cribs. A safe sleep instructor visits the office every first Monday and every third Monday to deliver services and products. Follow up is conducted at 6 weeks, 3 months and 6 months post-partum to assess how often the P.A.C is used, where it is used and to obtain general feedback from users.
March 2018 - March 2019
2315 North Charles Street
house of ruth
This collaboration with House of Ruth offers safe sleep education along with Portable Alternative Cribs for mothers during emergency interventions. An emergency intervention occurs when a mother is typically in a volatile environment and needs to move from the home without preparation and is without much-needed childcare supplies. As these mothers work with the House of Ruth to identify new housing, they have limited options and no safe sleeping spaces for their babies - a gap that Touching Young Lives works to fill.