Since 1980, Maternity Care Coalition has partnered with more than 145,000 families throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, focusing particularly on neighborhoods with high rates of poverty, infant mortality, health disparities, and changing immigration patterns. We know a family’s needs change as they go through the pregnancy and their child’s first years and we offer a range of services and programs for every step along the way.
The mission of Maternity Care Coalition is to improve the health and well-being of pregnant women and parenting families, and enhance school readiness for children 0-3.
MCC envisions an equitable future where all families are healthy and connected, with all children thriving and ready to learn.
- Each child is welcomed
- Each person is nurtured and achieves their full potential
- Parents and guardians are empowered to care for themselves and their children
- Communities understand and act upon the imperative to provide systematic support
As a result, all families and individuals are healthy, connected and economically self-sufficient and all children thrive and are ready to learn.
Our Core Values
Achievement: We believe that individual growth is directly related to the success of the organization. Therefore, we are committed to fostering an environment where our staff has the resources and support to do the best in their jobs while strengthening and encouraging families.
Integrity: At MCC we are honest and trustworthy. We are true to our values and conduct ourselves according to our professional ethics. Our principles guide our work and interactions with others.
Inclusion: We respect and value the diversity of individuals, families and communities. We are committed to exploring, learning from and including different beliefs, ideas and experiences in our organization’s interactions and practices.
Empowerment: MCC supports individuals in recognizing their strengths and choices and in making decisions. We nurture respectful relationships, inspire confidence and encourage voices to be heard. We provide tools so that people can successfully accomplish goals.
Innovation: We are creative and forward thinking. We welcome curiosity and the exploration of new approaches to achieving organizational goals as we advance our mission.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Advancing equity is at the core of Maternity Care Coalition (MCC). Through our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice (DEIJ) plan we commit to maintaining a workplace that promotes fairness and belonging for our staff, and in our policies and culture. We recognize the impact that historical, social, and racial injustice have on our society and are committed to making change that furthers equity and accessibility for all.
Our DEIJ plan was created over the course of 6 months and is designed to provide a roadmap for lasting structural change. Amid a global pandemic and social unrest, we recognized the intersection of race, health, and social inequity was blatantly present in our society. We also recognized that not only do these societal issues have a direct impact on the families and communities we serve but on our staff. This revelation pushed us to do more than provide services and advocate for change. We made a public commitment to hold ourselves accountable and take a look inward. In order to understand how systems of racism and inequity occur within MCC, we launched a DEIJ climate assessment throughout our organization. The process engaged our entire staff in focus groups, anonymous surveys about our leadership and organizational culture, and engaged our Board of Directors and Executive Team in implicit bias training. We also convened a strategic planning group comprised of staff across our agency to help guide our goals and identify priority areas. As a result of this process, three key areas were identified as the focus of our DEIJ strategic plan. The three areas are organizational culture, leadership, and policies and procedures. We believe that this plan, along with our collective efforts to embed DEIJ in everything that we do, will lead to happier employees, exemplary services, and greater impact overall.
Our plan focuses on three areas:
1. Organizational Culture: Goal statement- MCC advances and maintains a culture that is safe, cohesive, welcoming and respectful. We strive for an equitable and fair environment that is reflected in our practices, values, and interactions with coworkers, clients and external partners.
2. Leadership: Goal Statement- Leaders at MCC embody and model our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) principles. They value different perspectives, lived experiences, and individual strengths. Leaders provide access to information and decision-making opportunities at all levels of the organization. They also understand power dynamics and mitigate them with inclusive practices.
3. Policies and Procedures: Goal Statement- MCC upholds our commitment to DEIJ through implementation of equitable policies and practices. They are implemented with consistency across the organization, benchmarked against industry standards and geared towards structural change.
For further inquiries on DEIJ, please contact Zakia Williams, Vice President of People and Culture, at [email protected]
Annual Reports and Financial Documents
Click the links below to view our annual report and financial documents.
Our donors help the MCC heart beat. Without donors who selflessly share their resources, time, and connections, we could not provide the support our clients need. If you are interested in making a donation, please visit www.maternitycarecoalition.org/support-us/ or contact [email protected] for more information.
Board Of Directors
- Arun Prabhakaran
- Ismael Alvarez
- Keith Daviston
- Lisa Farnin
- Ebony Staton-Weidman
- Megan Balne
- Liza Seltzer
- Mary Pat Sherry
- Nakia Stith
- Desarae Smalls
- Bonnie Wingate
We employ over 100 individuals at various locations throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. Our staff represents a variety of professional and educational backgrounds, including advocacy, business, child care, communications, education, finance, management, marketing, policy, public health, research, and social work.
- Marianne Fray
- Samantha Harclerode
- Karen Pollack
- Ana Thompson
- Zakia Williams