A packed house consisting mostly of clients of Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point’s Prenatal Assistance Program attended a “baby shower” June 18, where they received information on health, nutrition, vision and dental and mental health programs, and enjoyed lunch and door prizes.
The fifth-annual event was sponsored by MDwise Hoosier Alliance, a health care network that since 1994 has provided assistance for members of the Hoosier Health wise program, Indiana’s health coverage program for low-income families and children.
The program was hosted Kim Eldridge and Monica Cavinder, MDwise Northwest consultants; and Jamie Donsbach, prenatal program manager, and took place at St. Clare Health Clinic, 1121 S. Indiana Ave.
Free pregnancy testing was available, as was assistance with Indiana Medicaid.
Besides representatives of MDwise and the Prenatal Assistance Program were others from Mental Health America of Lake County, Lake County Covering Kids and Families, Women Children and Infants program of Lake County, Prevent Child Abuse of Lake County and the Purdue Extension Food and Nutrition Program.
St. Clare Health Clinic and the Prenatal Assistance Program provide free services for qualified, underprivileged Northwest Indiana residents.