Welcome to Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee
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Thank you for your interest in Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee! Our registered nurses make home visits to provide health-care assessments, education and positive parenting skills in effort to prevent infant mortality and child abuse/neglect. Services are provided to new and pregnant mothers and can continue through the child’s second birthday.
At Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee, we recognize the significant public health crisis we are all facing as a result of COVID-19. With updates being released daily, we want to let you know that the health, well-being, and safety of our clients, volunteers, donors, and staff remain our top priority. It is because of this concern that we want to share the following:
- Our offices are open on a limited basis to the public. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment. Our dedicated staff and nurses continue to support clients from the office and via telecommunications visits. Our office phone is available during normal business hours of Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. NFN is continuing to accept referrals.
- We are now accepting in-kind donations of new and gently used baby items including preemie to 2T clothing, baby blankets, portable cribs, car seats (new only), baby formula, and more. Please contact our office for a list of items that are currently needed.
Stay Connected with Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee
- Become a monthly partner by texting NFNBABIES to 44321 or visiting our donation page.
- Sign up for our newsletter here.
- Register your Kroger Plus card to benefit Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee through the free Kroger Community Rewards Program.
- Volunteer in our office to sort donated items.
- Serve on our Advisory Board. Contact our Executive Director, Matt Robertson, if interested.
- Follow us on social media through the links below!
- Tennessee currently ranks 41st in the nation for infant mortality, according to Kids Count 2019.
- Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee is a division of the agency headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.
- We are currently serving eight Middle Tennessee counties: Cheatham, Davidson, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, and Williamson.
- In fiscal year 2020, we provided about 1,995 home visits to families.
- Money raised in Tennessee stays in Tennessee.
In an average week in Tennessee*:
- 1,553 babies are born
- 172 are born preterm
- 145 are born low birth weight (less than 5.5 lbs)
- 11 babies pass away before reaching their first birthday
*Retrieved from March of Dimes PeriStats, January 2019