By Stan Welch
At Tuesday night’s Anderson County Council meeting, an organization known as the Nurse-Family Partnership of Anderson County made a presentation on their efforts to significantly change and improve the lives of the first time mothers in Anderson County.
The program, in various applications, is both national and international. The various practitioners follow a basic model, which allows for some modifications to suit local conditions. Since its founding in 2009, the Duke Endowment has borne much of the cost for the program, but a combination of both public and private funding sources have taken up the challenge as the program has proved its worth.
The services, which cover the mother and child from prenatal times until the child turns two years old, are absolutely free to the mother, without regard to age or race.