Investing in the First 1,000 Days

NFP Mom and Baby

The 1,000 days between the beginning of a mother's pregnancy and her child's second birthday are critical. During this time, the baby's brain is developing, which has a significant impact on growth, learning, and overall health later in life. 

During this transformational period, the well-being—both physical and mental—of the mother plays a leading role in the successful development of her child. 

The St. Luke's Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program is dedicated to building relationships with young, vulnerable mothers to help coach and support them during those first 1,000 days. For many women who have benefited from the program, NFP nurses became like family and made sure their clients received the tools and resources they needed to give their children a healthy start to life.

Now more than ever, these families need your support. Your gift is helping to ensure that even in the most challenging times, St. Luke's NFP can continue to create better worlds for families across our region.

Click here to learn more about the benefits of St. Luke's NFP and the difference your gift can make. If you are interested in making a pledge to support the program, you can download a copy of the pledge form here.

As a recognized 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, any gift you make to St. Luke's is tax deductible.


For questions, please contact or call 484-658-1064.