Safe Babies Mom’s Program | Washington, DC | MedStar Health
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D.C. Safe Babies Safe Moms is committed to improving the health and well-being of mothers and infants in Washington, D.C.

Made possible by the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation, DC Safe Babies Safe Moms is a partnership between MedStar Health, Community of Hope, and Mamatoto Village that addresses disparities in maternal and infant care in Washington, DC.

Putting each family at the center of their care before, during, and after pregnancy and until the child reaches age three, our approach combines the expertise of MedStar Health, evidence-based healthcare, and proven community-centric support services. We bring together partners from MedStar Health and the community to provide an interdisciplinary, multigenerational health and support services for birthing people and their families, including:

  • Women’s and Infants’ Services, MedStar Washington Hospital Center

  • Family Medicine, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

  • Community Pediatrics, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

  • Community of Hope, a D.C. cornerstone for families in need, offering housing, health, and workforce development supports

  • Mamatoto Village, a non-profit organization devoted to creating career pathways for women of color in the field of public health and human services, while providing accessible perinatal support services designed to empower women to make the most informed decisions in maternity care, parenting, and daily living

  • MedStar Health Research Institute’s Healthcare Delivery Research Network to examine the effectiveness and identify opportunities for interventions to further improve how we deliver care during the perinatal journey

The Safe Babies Safe Moms Initiative impacts the D.C. community

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Our clinical experts share how the partnership with the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation has created the Safe Babies Safe Moms Initiative to serve our Washington, D.C. region. Thanks to the transformational philanthropic partnership, this initiative has become a reality.

Services

  • Prenatal and postpartum care
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Social Determinants of Health screening
  • Behavioral Health screening
  • Social services
  • Legal services

Locations

Women's and Infants' Services, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Check out our new Ob/Gyn Specialty Care Center!

202-877-7101

Family Medicine, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
310-699-7700

Community Pediatrics, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
202-444-8888

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
202-944-5400

Community of Hope Administrative Offices
202-944-7747, 24-Hour Nurse Advice Line: 202-540-9857

  • Conway Health and Resource Center 4 Atlantic Street SW, Washington, DC 20032
  • Family and Health Birth Center, 801 17th Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
  • Marie Reed Health Center, 2155 Champlain Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
  • The Commons At Stanton Square, 2375 Elvans Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020

Mamatoto Village, 4315 Sheriff Rd NE­, Washington DC 20019
Main: 202-248-3434, Intake: 202-248-2877

Program Impact