This year, Maternity Care Coalition has been selected as one of five organizations to compete for $20,000 in Aetna’s Voices of Health Competition. We’re elated to be finalists, as we strive to continuously be celebrated as a powerful, positive voice of change within our community.
At Maternity Care Coalition, we’ve created a warm, inclusive, and welcoming environment that prepares new moms for the demands of parenting. Primarily serving low-income communities in Southeastern Pennsylvania, we advocate for moms where they are – flexibly offering our resources in their homes or at other convenient locations. In addition to our work with new mothers, we also manage one of Philadelphia’s largest Early Head Start Programs and provide essential information and support to our community, saving lives and reducing barriers to quality healthcare and childcare.
Since 1980, Maternity Care Coalition has served over 125,000 loving families. We believe everyone deserves access to vital information and resources during such a transformational stage in their families lives. Just last year, we were able to help over 4,000 families across Southeastern PA. At MCC, we truly value empowerment. In doing so, we work to support individuals in recognizing their strengths, by providing tools to help them accomplish their goals, nurturing relationships, inspiring confidence, and encouraging voices to be heard. According to Marianne Fray, MCC’s CEO, “Our purpose is to dismantle health, racial, and social inequities – one mother and baby at a time.” Winning Aetna’s Voices of Health competition would provide us with the additional financial support to further the MCC initiative and mission and become closer to reaching equal access overall.
Voting for this competition begins on September 9th and concludes on October 13th. Winning the $20,000 will help MCC continue to create equity, strengthen families, and inspire change. If you feel moved by our work, please make your voice heard and vote. You’re able to vote every day, and even more than once using email, Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn at Voices of Health.