Push to get more government funding to help new mothers

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Debie Coble, CEO of Goodwill Industries of Michiana, testified on Wednesday at Capitol Hill to request increased funding from the government in support of the Nurse-Family Partnership program.

The program provides free visits from registered nurses to expecting mothers until their child turns two years old.

Coble was invited by Congresswoman Jackie Walorski to present to house members how adding additional funding for the program is important to help support young mothers and new families.

"Nurse-Family Partnership is an evidence-based voluntary home visiting program that provides first-time moms with trusted support from registered nurses to build the lives that they want for themselves and their children,” said Coble.

Walorski backed Coble’s sentiments for getting increased financial support from the government for the program.

"When you hook up a person with a person, and there's accountability on both sides, and a mother can have a relationship with somebody who really cares about her, and wants to see this through, the evidence is overwhelming that you know it works,” said Walorski.

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