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THE MISSION OF

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY HEALTHY START COALITION

 

Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition’s (IRCHSC) mission is to establish and support a local system of care that optimizes the health of moms, babies and their families living in Indian River County. We accomplish this goal by focusing on the need to strengthen and enhance our system of maternal and infant care by increasing awareness of infant mortality, streamlining services to be efficient and economical, and most importantly, building partnerships among families, volunteers, and other maternal and young child advocates to collaborate on processes to improve the poor conditions in our local area experienced by our very youngest, our babies.

Mission

Establish and support a local system of care that
optimizes the health of moms, babies and their families
living in Indian River County

Vision

To see every infant has the  opportunity for good health
and positive early learning experiences that unfold
within strong family relationships

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Pregnant mothers touched by IRCHSC in Indian River County

ENCOUNTERS of EDUCATION AND HEALTH with mothers and new families in 2019

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Improved parenting practices, relationships and family interactions

 

OUR PEOPLE

Staff

Andrea Berry

Andrea Berry

CEO

Ashley Watson

Ashley Watson

Office Manager

Elisabeth Bublitz

Elisabeth Bublitz

Associate Executive Director

Kristen Crocker, BSN, RNC-OB

Kristen Crocker, BSN, RNC-OB

Program Manager of Babies & Beyond

Deana Shatley

Deana Shatley

Program Supervisor of Healthy Start Services - Parents as Teachers

Stacey Washburn

Stacey Washburn

Connection Specialist

Cheryl Martinez, MSA, RN, BSN

Cheryl Martinez, MSA, RN, BSN

Nurse Program Specialist, Treasure Coast Nurse Family Partnership

Board of Directors

Dr. Audrey Richards

Dr. Audrey Richards

President

Robyn Hjelmby

Robyn Hjelmby

Vice President

Charlene Curry

Charlene Curry

Treasurer

Katy Healy

Katy Healy

Director

Karen Campbell

Karen Campbell

Director

Patricia Pitts

Patricia Pitts

Director

Dr. P. Glenn Tremml

Dr. P. Glenn Tremml

Honorary Board Member

WAYS TO SUPPORT

“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” Tony Robbins

Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition, Inc. appreciates your gift of any size to help fund a broad spectrum of programs to assure every pregnant woman and their young children receive necessary healthcare and support services. The Coalition is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and upholds the Code of Ethical Principals and Standards and the Donor Bill of Rights to promote high ethical behavior in the fundraising profession and to preserve and enhance philanthropy.

Annual Giving funds programs to assure every pregnant woman and their young children receive necessary healthcare and support services in Indian River County . Local residents are required to match 25% of Federal and State funding to reduce infant mortality and morbidity, to improve pregnancy outcomes and to enhance the health and development of children in Indian River County.

Planned Gifts is an area of fundraising that refers to several specific gift types that can be funded with cash, equity, or property. To make a planned charitable gift to Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition, Inc., we recommend you meet with your tax or legal advisor to discuss this option in light of your overall estate plan. Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition’s tax Id number is 65-0363222. If you have questions about planned giving or we can provide assistance in any way, contact the Coalition office at 772.563.9118 or info@irchealthystart.org.

 

Matching Gifts, also known as a matching fund or matching donation is a charitable gift made toward a non-profit organization by a matching donor (e.g., an employer) first makes a gift toward that organization. Check with your employer to see if a Matching Gift Program exists.

Tribute Gifts honor on important life event or celebrate the life of a loved one. Your gift will provide funding where it is needed most.

To learn more about giving and how you can get involved:

 

Volunteer at our events and special programs.

 

Event Sponsorships are a great way to get involved with our annual events like Dancing with Vero's Stars.

 

 

 

 

To explore sponsorship and volunteer opportunities:

 

 

 

Underwriting Opportunities for the specific needs of Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition, Inc.

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