Maternity Care Coalition Annual Report 2021

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From the Desk of the CEO 2021 was a year of Equity and Justice for Maternity Care Coalition. 1710 East Lancaster Avenue, #404 Paoli, PA 19301

In the face of a multitude of challenges—from the ongoing COVID-19 crisis that took the lives of many of our loved ones, to gun violence, and racial and social inequities, MCC remained steadfast, and delivered help and hope to nearly 4,000 families. We defined our Intended Impact: to ensure that parents impacted by racial and social inequities in Southeastern Pennsylvania can birth with dignity, parent with autonomy, and raise babies who are healthy, growing, and thriving. As this year comes to a close, I want to share some of the impact you helped us make. MCC launched two innovative programs that serve 300 new clients with mental health and substance use disorders. We also led a new initiative, Montco Mamas, to fight racial disparities and improve the health and well-being of Montgomery County Black pregnant women, infants, and their families. We published our first children’s book, You, Me, Kindness, and Equality!, in both English and Spanish, and launched a new multi-disciplinary project, Designing Motherhood, that explores the arc of human reproduction through the lens of design. And we committed to promoting equity and justice, starting right at home. We completed a staff climate assessment and are now building a plan to address areas identified for improvement and the standards to which we will hold ourselves accountable. We look forward to 2022, when we will refresh our Strategic Plan to align with our Theory of Change—our roadmap to impact. Join us today as we work towards this more equitable future for all families. Your support makes all the difference. Now, I invite you to read on to be inspired by client success stories and the powerful work done by our Policy, Advocacy, and Research teams. In solidarity,

Growing together through honest reflection, centering family needs, and prioritizing equity and justice.

Marianne A. Fray Chief Executive Officer

A Seamless Transition

Growing Up & Growing Together 2021 Annual Report

When Tanizha moved to the Philadelphia area in 2015, she didn’t know anyone or anything about her new neighborhood. Pregnant and in a high-risk category, she had no idea who to turn to—until she learned about MCC. Tanizha enrolled in MCC’s MOMobile® Healthy Families America program where she was set up with prenatal support and parenting classes to help her prepare for her little one’s arrival. With her son born prematurely, Tanizha relied on the support of MCC to assist in obtaining the best care available for him. MCC helped her to find doctors and specialists who made sure her son was growing healthier and stronger day by day. However, it wasn’t just MCC’s perinatal care programming that supported Tanizha. When her son was then diagnosed with autism, MCC’s early education programming was right there to help. MCC’s Early Head Start program worked with Tanizha’s son to help him meet social and emotional milestones crucial in his development. Her son loved his teachers and built strong bonds with them. “The teachers worked on my son’s communication and social skills. Through group play, they got him outside of his shell, and that has helped him tremendously inside and outside the classroom,” Tanizha recounts. Throughout her pregnancies and raising her children, Tanizha has been very thankful for MCC’s support. Tanizha joined the MCC Early Head Start Policy Council and is now a Lived Experience Expert for Montco Mamas—a new collaboration between MCC and Montgomery County. As a Lived Experience Expert, Tanizha shares her experience navigating the healthcare system as a Black woman and parent, offering advice and support to other Black birthing people and caregivers.

At the core of our work, MCC creates individual connections with parents and families, partners, and within communities through communication and trust.

“MCC will support you. They will check in with you on a regular basis, and make sure you have everything you need as a parent. Someone is always there to help you. I’m glad I’m able to offer support to the community just like MCC has done for me.” –Tanizha, Client turned Lived Experience Expert


From the Desk of the CEO 2021 was a year of Equity and Justice for Maternity Care Coalition. 1710 East Lancaster Avenue, #404 Paoli, PA 19301

In the face of a multitude of challenges—from the ongoing COVID-19 crisis that took the lives of many of our loved ones, to gun violence, and racial and social inequities, MCC remained steadfast, and delivered help and hope to nearly 4,000 families. We defined our Intended Impact: to ensure that parents impacted by racial and social inequities in Southeastern Pennsylvania can birth with dignity, parent with autonomy, and raise babies who are healthy, growing, and thriving. As this year comes to a close, I want to share some of the impact you helped us make. MCC launched two innovative programs that serve 300 new clients with mental health and substance use disorders. We also led a new initiative, Montco Mamas, to fight racial disparities and improve the health and well-being of Montgomery County Black pregnant women, infants, and their families. We published our first children’s book, You, Me, Kindness, and Equality!, in both English and Spanish, and launched a new multi-disciplinary project, Designing Motherhood, that explores the arc of human reproduction through the lens of design. And we committed to promoting equity and justice, starting right at home. We completed a staff climate assessment and are now building a plan to address areas identified for improvement and the standards to which we will hold ourselves accountable. We look forward to 2022, when we will refresh our Strategic Plan to align with our Theory of Change—our roadmap to impact. Join us today as we work towards this more equitable future for all families. Your support makes all the difference. Now, I invite you to read on to be inspired by client success stories and the powerful work done by our Policy, Advocacy, and Research teams. In solidarity,

Growing together through honest reflection, centering family needs, and prioritizing equity and justice.

Marianne A. Fray Chief Executive Officer

A Seamless Transition

Growing Up & Growing Together 2021 Annual Report

When Tanizha moved to the Philadelphia area in 2015, she didn’t know anyone or anything about her new neighborhood. Pregnant and in a high-risk category, she had no idea who to turn to—until she learned about MCC. Tanizha enrolled in MCC’s MOMobile® Healthy Families America program where she was set up with prenatal support and parenting classes to help her prepare for her little one’s arrival. With her son born prematurely, Tanizha relied on the support of MCC to assist in obtaining the best care available for him. MCC helped her to find doctors and specialists who made sure her son was growing healthier and stronger day by day. However, it wasn’t just MCC’s perinatal care programming that supported Tanizha. When her son was then diagnosed with autism, MCC’s early education programming was right there to help. MCC’s Early Head Start program worked with Tanizha’s son to help him meet social and emotional milestones crucial in his development. Her son loved his teachers and built strong bonds with them. “The teachers worked on my son’s communication and social skills. Through group play, they got him outside of his shell, and that has helped him tremendously inside and outside the classroom,” Tanizha recounts. Throughout her pregnancies and raising her children, Tanizha has been very thankful for MCC’s support. Tanizha joined the MCC Early Head Start Policy Council and is now a Lived Experience Expert for Montco Mamas—a new collaboration between MCC and Montgomery County. As a Lived Experience Expert, Tanizha shares her experience navigating the healthcare system as a Black woman and parent, offering advice and support to other Black birthing people and caregivers.

At the core of our work, MCC creates individual connections with parents and families, partners, and within communities through communication and trust.

“MCC will support you. They will check in with you on a regular basis, and make sure you have everything you need as a parent. Someone is always there to help you. I’m glad I’m able to offer support to the community just like MCC has done for me.” –Tanizha, Client turned Lived Experience Expert


From the Desk of the CEO 2021 was a year of Equity and Justice for Maternity Care Coalition. 1710 East Lancaster Avenue, #404 Paoli, PA 19301

In the face of a multitude of challenges—from the ongoing COVID-19 crisis that took the lives of many of our loved ones, to gun violence, and racial and social inequities, MCC remained steadfast, and delivered help and hope to nearly 4,000 families. We defined our Intended Impact: to ensure that parents impacted by racial and social inequities in Southeastern Pennsylvania can birth with dignity, parent with autonomy, and raise babies who are healthy, growing, and thriving. As this year comes to a close, I want to share some of the impact you helped us make. MCC launched two innovative programs that serve 300 new clients with mental health and substance use disorders. We also led a new initiative, Montco Mamas, to fight racial disparities and improve the health and well-being of Montgomery County Black pregnant women, infants, and their families. We published our first children’s book, You, Me, Kindness, and Equality!, in both English and Spanish, and launched a new multi-disciplinary project, Designing Motherhood, that explores the arc of human reproduction through the lens of design. And we committed to promoting equity and justice, starting right at home. We completed a staff climate assessment and are now building a plan to address areas identified for improvement and the standards to which we will hold ourselves accountable. We look forward to 2022, when we will refresh our Strategic Plan to align with our Theory of Change—our roadmap to impact. Join us today as we work towards this more equitable future for all families. Your support makes all the difference. Now, I invite you to read on to be inspired by client success stories and the powerful work done by our Policy, Advocacy, and Research teams. In solidarity,

Growing together through honest reflection, centering family needs, and prioritizing equity and justice.

Marianne A. Fray Chief Executive Officer

A Seamless Transition

Growing Up & Growing Together 2021 Annual Report

When Tanizha moved to the Philadelphia area in 2015, she didn’t know anyone or anything about her new neighborhood. Pregnant and in a high-risk category, she had no idea who to turn to—until she learned about MCC. Tanizha enrolled in MCC’s MOMobile® Healthy Families America program where she was set up with prenatal support and parenting classes to help her prepare for her little one’s arrival. With her son born prematurely, Tanizha relied on the support of MCC to assist in obtaining the best care available for him. MCC helped her to find doctors and specialists who made sure her son was growing healthier and stronger day by day. However, it wasn’t just MCC’s perinatal care programming that supported Tanizha. When her son was then diagnosed with autism, MCC’s early education programming was right there to help. MCC’s Early Head Start program worked with Tanizha’s son to help him meet social and emotional milestones crucial in his development. Her son loved his teachers and built strong bonds with them. “The teachers worked on my son’s communication and social skills. Through group play, they got him outside of his shell, and that has helped him tremendously inside and outside the classroom,” Tanizha recounts. Throughout her pregnancies and raising her children, Tanizha has been very thankful for MCC’s support. Tanizha joined the MCC Early Head Start Policy Council and is now a Lived Experience Expert for Montco Mamas—a new collaboration between MCC and Montgomery County. As a Lived Experience Expert, Tanizha shares her experience navigating the healthcare system as a Black woman and parent, offering advice and support to other Black birthing people and caregivers.

At the core of our work, MCC creates individual connections with parents and families, partners, and within communities through communication and trust.

“MCC will support you. They will check in with you on a regular basis, and make sure you have everything you need as a parent. Someone is always there to help you. I’m glad I’m able to offer support to the community just like MCC has done for me.” –Tanizha, Client turned Lived Experience Expert


Policy That Puts Families First

For over 40 years, MCC’s community of supporters have done this work

In the 1980s, Congress decided postpartum Medicaid coverage would only last 60 days after giving birth. Today, the United States is gripped by a perinatal health crisis. Here in PA, that arbitrary cut-off means that approximately 10,000 moms lose coverage shortly after their baby is born. Those consequences are often dire—a recent report by the Pennsylvania Department of Health found nearly two-thirds of pregnancy-associated deaths occur 43 to 365 days postpartum.

MCC’s work continues to prioritize babies and their families by supporting, referring, educating, researching, and advocating.

Over the last 18 months, a group of perinatal health advocates, led by MCC, have been working to change the period of postpartum eligibility from 60 days to 12 months. This past spring, we convened over 300 moms, birthing people, legislators, and key stakeholders at a virtual town hall. We discussed opportunities to promote better birth outcomes for people who use Medicaid as their health insurance during pregnancy. Hearing directly from constituents helped compel the state of Pennsylvania to commit to pursuing an ambitious perinatal health equity agenda.

2021 Total Revenue

million

We are already seeing great strides. MCC CEO Marianne Fray joined Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of the Department of Human Services, Meg Snead, at a press conference in August as she announced the Wolf Administration’s plan to extend coverage to 12 months postpartum. This policy change would ensure that all moms and birthing people have access to care during such a critical postpartum period.

71% Government Grants

3% In-Kind

16% Foundations

3% Individuals

5%

2% Community Funds

Healthcare

2021 Total Expenses

MCC engages policymakers to develop policies and practices that address racial and social inequities in maternal and child health and early care and education. Our programming has always been rooted in an understanding of the needs of the communities we serve. The reality is that health starts long before illness in our homes, schools, and jobs. MCC is committed to collaborating with partners to more holistically address our clients’ needs and goals as a part of our Intended Impact.

million

44% MOMobile®

5% Policy, Research & Evaluation

39% Early Head Start

3% Cribs for Kids

7%

Management & General 2% Fundraising

Note: Numbers are preliminary, before final audit and final GAAP adjustments

Support Every Step of the Way The MOMobile® Rapid Engagement Program’s goal is to engage pregnant and postpartum women with substance dependence, provide support with urgent needs such as food and shelter, and connect clients to substance use treatment/harm reduction services and medical care. The program also refers them to MCC’s MOMobile® home visiting programs, or other similar programs in the community, for ongoing and long-term maternal-child services and support for the entire family.

Ever-evolving Through Research and Evaluation MCC’s dedicated Research & Evaluation team works to ensure programs are meeting their intended goals, and that services align with clients’ needs and desires. In 2020, and again in 2021, we conducted surveys to check in with our clients and Advocates on the success of virtual and hybrid home visiting.

Convenience

Support

Learning

Satisfaction

of clients shared their desire for a combination of in-person, video, and phone visits.

By integrating Research & Evaluation into our programming, and asking rather than assuming our clients’ needs, MCC can holistically and authentically support families. The continuous feedback loop between clients and Advocates also informs MCC on which creative and strategic partnerships we should leverage to meet the needs of more parents and babies in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

parents, children, and families served since 1980.

Tiffany enrolled in the MOMobile® Rapid Engagement Program shortly after giving birth to her baby, Kira. She is working with her Advocate, Jessica, to take steps put in place by the Department of Human Services (DHS) to be reunified with her baby.

“I have seen Tiffany make enormous changes in her life, and become more independent and self-confident along the way.” –Jessica, Advocate

Tiffany and Jessica have been working together since January 2021, and Jessica has seen Tiffany flourish with the support she is receiving through MCC services. “In the time that I have known Tiffany, she has completely transformed her life. I began working with her last January, just after she gave birth to Kira. She was still actively using drugs and knew that she was not in a position to take care of her baby, as much as she wanted to. The MOMobile® Rapid Engagement Program allowed me to support her unconditionally. Establishing this relationship with her as her Advocate allowed me to provide her with the information, referral, and transportation she needed for an intake appointment when she decided she was ready for recovery,” Jessica shares. “Since that initial appointment, Tiffany has worked so hard in her recovery and in other parts of her life to have the opportunity to reunify with her daughter.” Tiffany feels the support she has received from MCC has strengthened her parenting skills by helping her to focus on her own physical and mental health, which has in turn, helped her to focus on her children and their needs. “Every time I see her, she has more energy, glowing skin, and a bright smile,” Jessica says about Tiffany. “I’ve come a long way,” Tiffany says. She urges others in a similar situation to join the MCC family and work with an Advocate through any of the 22 MCC programs.


Policy That Puts Families First

For over 40 years, MCC’s community of supporters have done this work

In the 1980s, Congress decided postpartum Medicaid coverage would only last 60 days after giving birth. Today, the United States is gripped by a perinatal health crisis. Here in PA, that arbitrary cut-off means that approximately 10,000 moms lose coverage shortly after their baby is born. Those consequences are often dire—a recent report by the Pennsylvania Department of Health found nearly two-thirds of pregnancy-associated deaths occur 43 to 365 days postpartum.

MCC’s work continues to prioritize babies and their families by supporting, referring, educating, researching, and advocating.

Over the last 18 months, a group of perinatal health advocates, led by MCC, have been working to change the period of postpartum eligibility from 60 days to 12 months. This past spring, we convened over 300 moms, birthing people, legislators, and key stakeholders at a virtual town hall. We discussed opportunities to promote better birth outcomes for people who use Medicaid as their health insurance during pregnancy. Hearing directly from constituents helped compel the state of Pennsylvania to commit to pursuing an ambitious perinatal health equity agenda.

2021 Total Revenue

million

We are already seeing great strides. MCC CEO Marianne Fray joined Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of the Department of Human Services, Meg Snead, at a press conference in August as she announced the Wolf Administration’s plan to extend coverage to 12 months postpartum. This policy change would ensure that all moms and birthing people have access to care during such a critical postpartum period.

71% Government Grants

3% In-Kind

16% Foundations

3% Individuals

5%

2% Community Funds

Healthcare

2021 Total Expenses

MCC engages policymakers to develop policies and practices that address racial and social inequities in maternal and child health and early care and education. Our programming has always been rooted in an understanding of the needs of the communities we serve. The reality is that health starts long before illness in our homes, schools, and jobs. MCC is committed to collaborating with partners to more holistically address our clients’ needs and goals as a part of our Intended Impact.

million

44% MOMobile®

5% Policy, Research & Evaluation

39% Early Head Start

3% Cribs for Kids

7%

Management & General 2% Fundraising

Note: Numbers are preliminary, before final audit and final GAAP adjustments

Support Every Step of the Way The MOMobile® Rapid Engagement Program’s goal is to engage pregnant and postpartum women with substance dependence, provide support with urgent needs such as food and shelter, and connect clients to substance use treatment/harm reduction services and medical care. The program also refers them to MCC’s MOMobile® home visiting programs, or other similar programs in the community, for ongoing and long-term maternal-child services and support for the entire family.

Ever-evolving Through Research and Evaluation MCC’s dedicated Research & Evaluation team works to ensure programs are meeting their intended goals, and that services align with clients’ needs and desires. In 2020, and again in 2021, we conducted surveys to check in with our clients and Advocates on the success of virtual and hybrid home visiting.

Convenience

Support

Learning

Satisfaction

of clients shared their desire for a combination of in-person, video, and phone visits.

By integrating Research & Evaluation into our programming, and asking rather than assuming our clients’ needs, MCC can holistically and authentically support families. The continuous feedback loop between clients and Advocates also informs MCC on which creative and strategic partnerships we should leverage to meet the needs of more parents and babies in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

parents, children, and families served since 1980.

Tiffany enrolled in the MOMobile® Rapid Engagement Program shortly after giving birth to her baby, Kira. She is working with her Advocate, Jessica, to take steps put in place by the Department of Human Services (DHS) to be reunified with her baby.

“I have seen Tiffany make enormous changes in her life, and become more independent and self-confident along the way.” –Jessica, Advocate

Tiffany and Jessica have been working together since January 2021, and Jessica has seen Tiffany flourish with the support she is receiving through MCC services. “In the time that I have known Tiffany, she has completely transformed her life. I began working with her last January, just after she gave birth to Kira. She was still actively using drugs and knew that she was not in a position to take care of her baby, as much as she wanted to. The MOMobile® Rapid Engagement Program allowed me to support her unconditionally. Establishing this relationship with her as her Advocate allowed me to provide her with the information, referral, and transportation she needed for an intake appointment when she decided she was ready for recovery,” Jessica shares. “Since that initial appointment, Tiffany has worked so hard in her recovery and in other parts of her life to have the opportunity to reunify with her daughter.” Tiffany feels the support she has received from MCC has strengthened her parenting skills by helping her to focus on her own physical and mental health, which has in turn, helped her to focus on her children and their needs. “Every time I see her, she has more energy, glowing skin, and a bright smile,” Jessica says about Tiffany. “I’ve come a long way,” Tiffany says. She urges others in a similar situation to join the MCC family and work with an Advocate through any of the 22 MCC programs.


Policy That Puts Families First

For over 40 years, MCC’s community of supporters have done this work

In the 1980s, Congress decided postpartum Medicaid coverage would only last 60 days after giving birth. Today, the United States is gripped by a perinatal health crisis. Here in PA, that arbitrary cut-off means that approximately 10,000 moms lose coverage shortly after their baby is born. Those consequences are often dire—a recent report by the Pennsylvania Department of Health found nearly two-thirds of pregnancy-associated deaths occur 43 to 365 days postpartum.

MCC’s work continues to prioritize babies and their families by supporting, referring, educating, researching, and advocating.

Over the last 18 months, a group of perinatal health advocates, led by MCC, have been working to change the period of postpartum eligibility from 60 days to 12 months. This past spring, we convened over 300 moms, birthing people, legislators, and key stakeholders at a virtual town hall. We discussed opportunities to promote better birth outcomes for people who use Medicaid as their health insurance during pregnancy. Hearing directly from constituents helped compel the state of Pennsylvania to commit to pursuing an ambitious perinatal health equity agenda.

2021 Total Revenue

million

We are already seeing great strides. MCC CEO Marianne Fray joined Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of the Department of Human Services, Meg Snead, at a press conference in August as she announced the Wolf Administration’s plan to extend coverage to 12 months postpartum. This policy change would ensure that all moms and birthing people have access to care during such a critical postpartum period.

71% Government Grants

3% In-Kind

16% Foundations

3% Individuals

5%

2% Community Funds

Healthcare

2021 Total Expenses

MCC engages policymakers to develop policies and practices that address racial and social inequities in maternal and child health and early care and education. Our programming has always been rooted in an understanding of the needs of the communities we serve. The reality is that health starts long before illness in our homes, schools, and jobs. MCC is committed to collaborating with partners to more holistically address our clients’ needs and goals as a part of our Intended Impact.

million

44% MOMobile®

5% Policy, Research & Evaluation

39% Early Head Start

3% Cribs for Kids

7%

Management & General 2% Fundraising

Note: Numbers are preliminary, before final audit and final GAAP adjustments

Support Every Step of the Way The MOMobile® Rapid Engagement Program’s goal is to engage pregnant and postpartum women with substance dependence, provide support with urgent needs such as food and shelter, and connect clients to substance use treatment/harm reduction services and medical care. The program also refers them to MCC’s MOMobile® home visiting programs, or other similar programs in the community, for ongoing and long-term maternal-child services and support for the entire family.

Ever-evolving Through Research and Evaluation MCC’s dedicated Research & Evaluation team works to ensure programs are meeting their intended goals, and that services align with clients’ needs and desires. In 2020, and again in 2021, we conducted surveys to check in with our clients and Advocates on the success of virtual and hybrid home visiting.

Convenience

Support

Learning

Satisfaction

of clients shared their desire for a combination of in-person, video, and phone visits.

By integrating Research & Evaluation into our programming, and asking rather than assuming our clients’ needs, MCC can holistically and authentically support families. The continuous feedback loop between clients and Advocates also informs MCC on which creative and strategic partnerships we should leverage to meet the needs of more parents and babies in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

parents, children, and families served since 1980.

Tiffany enrolled in the MOMobile® Rapid Engagement Program shortly after giving birth to her baby, Kira. She is working with her Advocate, Jessica, to take steps put in place by the Department of Human Services (DHS) to be reunified with her baby.

“I have seen Tiffany make enormous changes in her life, and become more independent and self-confident along the way.” –Jessica, Advocate

Tiffany and Jessica have been working together since January 2021, and Jessica has seen Tiffany flourish with the support she is receiving through MCC services. “In the time that I have known Tiffany, she has completely transformed her life. I began working with her last January, just after she gave birth to Kira. She was still actively using drugs and knew that she was not in a position to take care of her baby, as much as she wanted to. The MOMobile® Rapid Engagement Program allowed me to support her unconditionally. Establishing this relationship with her as her Advocate allowed me to provide her with the information, referral, and transportation she needed for an intake appointment when she decided she was ready for recovery,” Jessica shares. “Since that initial appointment, Tiffany has worked so hard in her recovery and in other parts of her life to have the opportunity to reunify with her daughter.” Tiffany feels the support she has received from MCC has strengthened her parenting skills by helping her to focus on her own physical and mental health, which has in turn, helped her to focus on her children and their needs. “Every time I see her, she has more energy, glowing skin, and a bright smile,” Jessica says about Tiffany. “I’ve come a long way,” Tiffany says. She urges others in a similar situation to join the MCC family and work with an Advocate through any of the 22 MCC programs.


Policy That Puts Families First

For over 40 years, MCC’s community of supporters have done this work

In the 1980s, Congress decided postpartum Medicaid coverage would only last 60 days after giving birth. Today, the United States is gripped by a perinatal health crisis. Here in PA, that arbitrary cut-off means that approximately 10,000 moms lose coverage shortly after their baby is born. Those consequences are often dire—a recent report by the Pennsylvania Department of Health found nearly two-thirds of pregnancy-associated deaths occur 43 to 365 days postpartum.

MCC’s work continues to prioritize babies and their families by supporting, referring, educating, researching, and advocating.

Over the last 18 months, a group of perinatal health advocates, led by MCC, have been working to change the period of postpartum eligibility from 60 days to 12 months. This past spring, we convened over 300 moms, birthing people, legislators, and key stakeholders at a virtual town hall. We discussed opportunities to promote better birth outcomes for people who use Medicaid as their health insurance during pregnancy. Hearing directly from constituents helped compel the state of Pennsylvania to commit to pursuing an ambitious perinatal health equity agenda.

2021 Total Revenue

million

We are already seeing great strides. MCC CEO Marianne Fray joined Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of the Department of Human Services, Meg Snead, at a press conference in August as she announced the Wolf Administration’s plan to extend coverage to 12 months postpartum. This policy change would ensure that all moms and birthing people have access to care during such a critical postpartum period.

71% Government Grants

3% In-Kind

16% Foundations

3% Individuals

5%

2% Community Funds

Healthcare

2021 Total Expenses

MCC engages policymakers to develop policies and practices that address racial and social inequities in maternal and child health and early care and education. Our programming has always been rooted in an understanding of the needs of the communities we serve. The reality is that health starts long before illness in our homes, schools, and jobs. MCC is committed to collaborating with partners to more holistically address our clients’ needs and goals as a part of our Intended Impact.

million

44% MOMobile®

5% Policy, Research & Evaluation

39% Early Head Start

3% Cribs for Kids

7%

Management & General 2% Fundraising

Note: Numbers are preliminary, before final audit and final GAAP adjustments

Support Every Step of the Way The MOMobile® Rapid Engagement Program’s goal is to engage pregnant and postpartum women with substance dependence, provide support with urgent needs such as food and shelter, and connect clients to substance use treatment/harm reduction services and medical care. The program also refers them to MCC’s MOMobile® home visiting programs, or other similar programs in the community, for ongoing and long-term maternal-child services and support for the entire family.

Ever-evolving Through Research and Evaluation MCC’s dedicated Research & Evaluation team works to ensure programs are meeting their intended goals, and that services align with clients’ needs and desires. In 2020, and again in 2021, we conducted surveys to check in with our clients and Advocates on the success of virtual and hybrid home visiting.

Convenience

Support

Learning

Satisfaction

of clients shared their desire for a combination of in-person, video, and phone visits.

By integrating Research & Evaluation into our programming, and asking rather than assuming our clients’ needs, MCC can holistically and authentically support families. The continuous feedback loop between clients and Advocates also informs MCC on which creative and strategic partnerships we should leverage to meet the needs of more parents and babies in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

parents, children, and families served since 1980.

Tiffany enrolled in the MOMobile® Rapid Engagement Program shortly after giving birth to her baby, Kira. She is working with her Advocate, Jessica, to take steps put in place by the Department of Human Services (DHS) to be reunified with her baby.

“I have seen Tiffany make enormous changes in her life, and become more independent and self-confident along the way.” –Jessica, Advocate

Tiffany and Jessica have been working together since January 2021, and Jessica has seen Tiffany flourish with the support she is receiving through MCC services. “In the time that I have known Tiffany, she has completely transformed her life. I began working with her last January, just after she gave birth to Kira. She was still actively using drugs and knew that she was not in a position to take care of her baby, as much as she wanted to. The MOMobile® Rapid Engagement Program allowed me to support her unconditionally. Establishing this relationship with her as her Advocate allowed me to provide her with the information, referral, and transportation she needed for an intake appointment when she decided she was ready for recovery,” Jessica shares. “Since that initial appointment, Tiffany has worked so hard in her recovery and in other parts of her life to have the opportunity to reunify with her daughter.” Tiffany feels the support she has received from MCC has strengthened her parenting skills by helping her to focus on her own physical and mental health, which has in turn, helped her to focus on her children and their needs. “Every time I see her, she has more energy, glowing skin, and a bright smile,” Jessica says about Tiffany. “I’ve come a long way,” Tiffany says. She urges others in a similar situation to join the MCC family and work with an Advocate through any of the 22 MCC programs.


From the Desk of the CEO 2021 was a year of Equity and Justice for Maternity Care Coalition. 1710 East Lancaster Avenue, #404 Paoli, PA 19301

In the face of a multitude of challenges—from the ongoing COVID-19 crisis that took the lives of many of our loved ones, to gun violence, and racial and social inequities, MCC remained steadfast, and delivered help and hope to nearly 4,000 families. We defined our Intended Impact: to ensure that parents impacted by racial and social inequities in Southeastern Pennsylvania can birth with dignity, parent with autonomy, and raise babies who are healthy, growing, and thriving. As this year comes to a close, I want to share some of the impact you helped us make. MCC launched two innovative programs that serve 300 new clients with mental health and substance use disorders. We also led a new initiative, Montco Mamas, to fight racial disparities and improve the health and well-being of Montgomery County Black pregnant women, infants, and their families. We published our first children’s book, You, Me, Kindness, and Equality!, in both English and Spanish, and launched a new multi-disciplinary project, Designing Motherhood, that explores the arc of human reproduction through the lens of design. And we committed to promoting equity and justice, starting right at home. We completed a staff climate assessment and are now building a plan to address areas identified for improvement and the standards to which we will hold ourselves accountable. We look forward to 2022, when we will refresh our Strategic Plan to align with our Theory of Change—our roadmap to impact. Join us today as we work towards this more equitable future for all families. Your support makes all the difference. Now, I invite you to read on to be inspired by client success stories and the powerful work done by our Policy, Advocacy, and Research teams. In solidarity,

Growing together through honest reflection, centering family needs, and prioritizing equity and justice.

Marianne A. Fray Chief Executive Officer

A Seamless Transition

Growing Up & Growing Together 2021 Annual Report

When Tanizha moved to the Philadelphia area in 2015, she didn’t know anyone or anything about her new neighborhood. Pregnant and in a high-risk category, she had no idea who to turn to—until she learned about MCC. Tanizha enrolled in MCC’s MOMobile® Healthy Families America program where she was set up with prenatal support and parenting classes to help her prepare for her little one’s arrival. With her son born prematurely, Tanizha relied on the support of MCC to assist in obtaining the best care available for him. MCC helped her to find doctors and specialists who made sure her son was growing healthier and stronger day by day. However, it wasn’t just MCC’s perinatal care programming that supported Tanizha. When her son was then diagnosed with autism, MCC’s early education programming was right there to help. MCC’s Early Head Start program worked with Tanizha’s son to help him meet social and emotional milestones crucial in his development. Her son loved his teachers and built strong bonds with them. “The teachers worked on my son’s communication and social skills. Through group play, they got him outside of his shell, and that has helped him tremendously inside and outside the classroom,” Tanizha recounts. Throughout her pregnancies and raising her children, Tanizha has been very thankful for MCC’s support. Tanizha joined the MCC Early Head Start Policy Council and is now a Lived Experience Expert for Montco Mamas—a new collaboration between MCC and Montgomery County. As a Lived Experience Expert, Tanizha shares her experience navigating the healthcare system as a Black woman and parent, offering advice and support to other Black birthing people and caregivers.

At the core of our work, MCC creates individual connections with parents and families, partners, and within communities through communication and trust.

“MCC will support you. They will check in with you on a regular basis, and make sure you have everything you need as a parent. Someone is always there to help you. I’m glad I’m able to offer support to the community just like MCC has done for me.” –Tanizha, Client turned Lived Experience Expert