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First Born Program

The First Born Program provides mothers, fathers, and primary care providers with education and support to encourage normal growth and development of happy, healthy babies in positive, nurturing families.

Participating families learn about prenatal care, normal infant growth and development, nurturing positive relations, creating safe and stimulating environments and working toward finding solutions to family challenges.

First Born Program provides free home visits by certified parent educators to all first-time families and all women pregnant for the first time in Grant County. Services my begin at any time during pregnancy or at the birth of the baby and may continue until the child is three years of age (36 months), or until the family no longer requests services

You qualify for this program if you are a first-time mother or father and live in Grant County.

Anyone can refer a family to the program. Some parents call or come by our office themselves to get on the waiting list. Call (575) 388-9708 ext. 30 to enroll.

  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Hours: Monday- Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Location: 3202 North Ridge Loop, Silver City, NM 88061
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The First Born Program, established in 1997 as a pilot program in Grant County, was named one of the nation's 10 most innovative and exemplary prevention programs in 2002 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and several other collaborative national agencies.

Due to the success of the First Born program in Grant County other communities, such as Rio Arriba, Santa Fe, Los Alamos and Socorro have implemented the program in their area.

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