Silver Anniversary Reception at Welcome Baby October 1st

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Over 25 years ago, Welcome Baby was created through Prevent Child Abuse Durham with funding from the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties. The Welcome Baby Family Resource Center provides practical educational and emotional support to parents and caregivers of young children in Durham. As a primary prevention program, Welcome Baby utilizes evidence-based curriculum and the provision of support services to increase parents’ knowledge of child development and enhance social supports. The belief is that efforts will reduce the incidents of child abuse. More than 57,000 children in Durham between 0 to 5 years of age have been impacted by this award winning program over the past 25 years.

According to Melva Henry, program coordinator Welcome Baby’s focus is “Families First, and the program’s longevity is due in part to committed staff, dedicated funders and generous donors and volunteers.”

The yearlong silver anniversary celebration will culminate on October 1, 2014. Join past and present Welcome Baby families and staff at this 25th Anniversary reception from 10:00 a.m. until 12 noon at Durham Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster Street Durham, NC 27701.

You can learn more about this reception by contacting the Welcome Baby office at 919-560-7150.

Welcome Baby is a program of Durham County Cooperative Extension and is partially funded by Durham’s Partnership for Children and The Duke Endowment.

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