WHO WE ARE
We are social workers, educators, and family support workers who believe every family has the potential to thrive, no matter their resources.
DRU/Mondawmin Healthy Families Inc. (DRUM) is a non-profit home-visiting agency for families with pregnant women and children under the age of 5.
Our holistic program is designed to improve birth outcomes, promote self-sufficiency, and empower caregivers with young children to foster optimal child development.
HOW WE DO IT
Every family is assigned a support worker who visits families at the home regularly to:
WHO WE SERVE
DRUM targets families in neighborhoods with a high risk of poor birth outcomes and school readiness. These include families with pregnant women or children under age 5 in the following Baltimore communities: Druid Heights, Reservoir Hill, Rosemont, Upton, Mondawmin, North East Baltimore. Families are accepted into the program after a systematic review process that analyzes environmental factors and health situations.
WHAT WE'VE ACCOMPLISHED
We make more than 2,900 home visits a year.
We've had a less than 1% infant mortality rate in the communities we serve since 1999.
I was getting evicted from my house the same day of my initial home visit. Ms. Cynthia Collins, my family support worker, gave me advice and encouragement and researched housing resources for me. We sat down together and talked about goals, family problems, and much more. I have truly valued her support and patience ."