Pregnancy Help and Services for the Latino Community in Trenton and surrounding areas.
CUNA is a program created in Trenton and sponsored by The Children’s Home Society, Early Head Start, Astle-Alpaugh, Mary Own Borden Foundation, Mercer County Human Services, and Princeton Community Foundation. The program offers information, support, and resources for Spanish-speaking parents and their families. Services begin during pregnancy and continue through childbirth, childhood, and with emphasis on the sensitive period of the first three years of a child’s life.
CUNA provides culturally competent services to Latino parents and their children. The program is much more than basic services, and includes the development and support of new resources for Latino families in the Trenton area, such as high-quality health services and extensive parenting resources.
-Pregnancy and postpartum support including information, support, and resources for pregnant women and new mothers.
-CUNA has expert health care professionals, such as nurses with a good understanding of the Latino culture who serve as contacts for the CAPITAL Health System HealthStart clinic, as well as other medical staff.
-CUNA, in collaboration with Capital Health Medical Center in Hopewell NJ, is offering a tour of the maternity ward for participants to learn about the facility and the services the hospital offers during labor and delivery and the mother and baby’s stay in the hospital.
-We offer transportation, lunch and child care during classes.
-CUNA emphasizes the importance of fellowship and community bonding and participants meet twice a week for a period of 8 weeks. To top it all off, we celebrated with a baby shower for all participants.
-Information, support, and resources for parents and children.
-Circular magazine that offers information and essential discussions that affect Latino families. The magazine is a guide for the development of children from birth to fifteen months.
– Everything is completely free!
For more information about the CUNA program, please call program supervisor Vilma Aguirre at (609) 433-2609 or (609) 695-6274, Extension 120.