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 through 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
    • Healthcare 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
  • East DeKalb Health Center
    • 2277 S. Stone Mountain-Lithonia Road
      Lithonia, GA 30058
      (404) 294-3700
  • Clifton Springs Health Center
    • 3110 Clifton Springs Road Decatur, GA 30034
      (404) 294-3700
  • T.O. Vinson Health Center
    • 440 Winn Way Decatur, GA 30030
      (404) 294-3700
  • North DeKalb Health Center
    • 3807 Clairmont Rd., NE Chamblee, GA 30341
      (404) 294-3700
  • Tucker WIC Clinic
    • 4394 Hugh Howell Road Suite 1&2, Tucker, GA 30084