Find Childcare Providers: Use existing childcare, google search, ask around, and reach out to Social Services. https://www.childcareservices.org/families/ Sign up for DSS childcare vouchers by emailing: email@example.com
What other resources and groups are there for solo parents breastfeeding?
For in-home nurse visits, call Family Connects Durham at (919) 385-0777 if they did not get in contact with you at the time of your birth. It’s a great way to get check-ups for you and the baby without leaving your home! They can also connect you with other great local resources for your family.
Healthy Families Durham offers ongoing support for families with children aged, 0-3. First-time parents. Call (919) 385-0759.
Early HeadStart home-based has a similar program for any parent that meets the income requirements (for low-income families). Call (919) 688-5541 or (919) 385 0725.
How can I receive medical support for breastfeeding or access lactation consultants?
Medicaid covers 6 visits with a lactation consultant (IBCLC).
Women’s Birth and Wellness Center accepts Medicaid (919) 933 3301.
If families are enrolled in Medicaid, they are eligible for WIC and can request lactation services. WIC Telephone: (919) 956-4042
Looking for additional postpartum support?
Postpartum doulas can help support your transition with your new baby in an empowering way and there are many local options.
MAAME offers postpartum doula support specializing in care for BIPOC families at a sliding scale fee: https://maameinc.org/resources/
Is there anywhere I can get a car seat?
Welcome Baby offers new car seats for $15: Call (919) 560-7150.
Where can I receive diapers?
The Carolina Diaper Bank offers diapers to parents at many locations throughout the triangle. Learn more here: https://ncdiaperbank.org/triangle. Call (919) 886-8085 to find out the best place to pick them up closest to you, as many locations have changed with COVID.
Durham Community Food Pantry (Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh) Wednesdays 10 am – 1 pm, 5 pm-7 pm & Thursdays 10 am -1 pm Location: 2020 Chapel Hill Rd, Durham (where El Futuro/El Centro Hispano are).
Is there anywhere I can get clothes for my growing child?
Welcome Baby offers a giving closet and clothes pickup for children aged 0-5, and families can access the service monthly.
Welcome Baby also offers parenting classes and other resources for families!
How do I make sure my SNAP benefits include my new baby?
Add the baby to SNAP on day 1 of life for increased benefits. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to add an infant to Medicaid/SNAP and/or change contact info.
How can I learn more about transportation options for me and my baby?
Call (919) 560-1551 for reservations for the Access van service offered through Medicaid offering $2 rides and if Medicaid approved you can ride free.
Lincoln Community Health Center has a free van for appts (excludes WIC). Call Phone: (919) 956-4000.
How can I get support if I am experiencing mood changes since having my new baby?
See MAAME’s resource list for care providers in the area that support postpartum/perinatal mood disorders: https://maameinc.org/resources/
How can I get learning support for my new baby?
The Durham Children’s Initiative offers different programs aimed at supporting children in their development from birth, through parenting support, literacy support, and other initiatives. See their website to learn more: https://dci-nc.org/