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Social Work Program for Pregnant Women, New Mothers in House Version of Health Care Bill

The House version of the health care reform bill would create a home visitation program that would allow social workers to do at-home visits with low-income pregnant women and new mothers. Social workers would provide parental coaching and other counseling. To read the full story in the New York Times click here.

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  1. I am writing to ask if and when this Bill might be passed. I have a daughter who is single, pregnant and has MS. This would be a really great program for her. She needs someone. She lives in Reno and I am here in Cleveland, OH. It’s hard as I am unable to be there with her. My husband has Parkinson’s disease and I live 3 thousand miles away.

    Sincerely,

    Erin Lenahan

  2. Ms. Lenahan:

    It has been several years since that item posted so I am unsure whether this bill passed. However, I would urge you to use NASW’s Social Work Finder (http://www.helpstartshere.org/find-a-social-worker) to find a social worker who lives near your daughter who can advise her on available services. I would also urge you to contact NASW’s Nevada Chapter. They may know of social workers in Reno who could advise your daughter where to go to get help.

    Here is the chapter contact information:

    NASW Nevada Chapter
    Address: 8871 W Flamingo Rd Ste 202,
    Las Vegas, NV 89147-8729
    Phone: (702) 791-5872
    Fax: (702) 791-5873
    Email: naswnv@naswnv.org
    Web Address: http://www.naswnv.org/

    Good luck and best wishes.

    Greg Wright
    NASW Public Relations Manager

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