Stork & Company is excited to introduce our latest partner, COA Youth & Family Centers!
COA has long worked to help children, teens, and families reach their full potential through educational, recreational, and social work programs offered through their urban community centers and rural camp facility.
Founded in 1906 by a group of Jewish women who sought to provide families in poverty the means to achieve self-sufficiency and raise healthy and successful children, COA continues to evolve in its services to provide for Milwaukee and Wisconsin families.
We are so happy to have the opportunity to partner with this wonderful organization to provide baby boxes to families in need! For more information on COA’s work, you can visit their website at www.coa-yfc.org.
Stork & Company of WI is happy to introduce our latest partner, Our Daily Bread! Our Daily Bread is a nonprofit organization in Milwaukee whose mission has always been to “empower, equip, and edify” young women through its programs. They have helped individuals struggling with poverty, illiteracy, lack of parenting, and other limited resources.
Today, Our Daily Bread has a multitude of services for young women in the Milwaukee area, including their Reach One, Teach One Mentoring Program; service learning; and their Mommy & Baby prenatal care program.
We are happy to announce our partnership with Our Daily Bread to provide baby boxes to those who participate in their prenatal care program, which includes education on healthy eating habits, breastfeeding, parenting classes, participation incentives, and other free community activities. To learn more, visit there website at ourdailybreadmil.org!
We are thankful to Our Daily Bread for partnering with us to help provide safe sleep for babies and lower Milwaukee’s infant mortality rate!
Thank you to all who attended our Box-Giving today at East Library in Milwaukee!
We’re glad to introduce our newest partner, Outreach Community Health Centers! They have recently received baby boxes from Stork & Co to deliver to families in need:
Formerly Health Care for the Homeless, Outreach Community Health Centers (OCHC) has, at the heart of its mission, a drive to provide the highest quality health care and support services to the most vulnerable people in the Greater Milwaukee Area: the homeless, those experiencing extreme poverty and the uninsured.
Incorporated in 1980, Outreach Community Health Centers began direct service delivery in 1984 as a demonstration project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Pew Memorial Trust. During the past 35 years, OCHC programs have grown to provide a strong continuum of services for the homeless as well as a critical complement of support services for the poor and uninsured.
Today, OCHC delivers services to those in need at six different locations, while our Street Outreach team seeks and finds homeless people sheltered in abandoned buildings and parks, as well as those seeking service at area shelters, food pantries and meal sites.
OCHC serves the most disadvantaged people in Milwaukee County. Residents of the 5 poorest zip codes in Milwaukee County make up 40% of OCHC’s service population, and the zip code of our primary service site, 53206, has a median household income that is 48.7% lower than that of the county as a whole.
Over the course of 2014, Outreach Community Health Centers served 10,338 people through our health care and supportive services, 78% were homeless and 8.2% were children under the age of 18. (Information taken from Outreach Community Health Centers Website)
More deliveries this week, including to the Milwaukee Women’s Center!