M.O.R.E

What is the M.O.R.E. Program?

  • M.O.R.E. stands for Mothers Offering Resources and Education
  • The program is a FREE service of the DeKalb County Board of Health. The program is for pregnant women and women who have an infant less than one year old
  • In the program, you will be matched with a trained Resource Mother
  • You can meet with the Resource Mother at the clinic, at the home or at school.

Why was the M.O.R.E. Program started?

  • The program was started in October 2005
  • McNair/Cedar Grove and Lithonia have a VERY high rate of babies that die before their first birthday
    • For every 1,000 babies born, 13.5 will die before their first birthday.
  • The goal of the M.O.R.E. program is to reduce the number of infant deaths that occur in our community

What is a Resource Mother?

  • Resource Mothers are here to help you during and after your pregnancy
  • They are mentors and teachers
  • Resource Mothers live in your neighborhood and have their own children
  • They have been though some of your same struggles
  • They want you and your baby to be happy and healthy

Resource Mothers are NOT

  • From the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS)
  • Going to judge you or take away your children

What do Resource Mothers do?

  • Listen to you talk about any problems you are having
  • Give emotional support
  • Help you have a healthy pregnancy
  • Teach you about
    • Health care for you and your baby
    • Eating healthy
    • The effects of tobacco, alcohol, and drug use
    • Breastfeeding
    • Parenting
    • Car seats
    • Infant safety and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
    • Other ways for you and your baby to be healthy
  • Help you find resources in your community

Why should I participate?

  • You can confidentially talk about any problems you are having
  • Resource Mothers will answer your questions
  • You will learn ways for you and your baby to be healthier
  • The program is free

OK, I want to participate…What do I do now?

  • Set up a time to meet with a Resource Mother
  • Call 404.508.7999

Locations

  • East DeKalb Health Center
    • 2277 S. Stone Mountain-Lithonia Rd.
    • Lithonia, Ga 30058
    • 770.484.2600
  • South DeKalb Health Center
    • 3110 Clifton Springs Rd.
    • Decatur, Ga 30034
    • 404.244.2200