HOPE Program

What is the HOPE Program?

Metro Women’s Center has designed a program to help eligible pregnant women make positive life choices while earning points to get the things they need for their babies. This program is called HOPE (Helping Others Parent Effectively).

We understand how difficult planning for a baby can be especially when you are unprepared and pregnancy is unexpected. The HOPE program is designed to help you to change your life for the better in the process of getting the necessary items for your baby. This program can positively impact both your life and the life of your baby.

Who is eligible for the HOPE Program?

  1. A pregnant woman and/or biological father who have had a pregnancy test at MWC.
  2. A pregnant woman and/or biological father who can give MWC a verification of current pregnancy.
  3. A woman and biological father who are referred to MWC through a hospital or other program upon the birth of a child. A “Crisis Packet” will be made available upon the first visit with staff.

General Guidelines

  • The program is available during a pregnancy and for one (1) year beyond the birth of the child. “POINTS” must be used before the child’s 1st birthday or they will be lost.
  • Only the pregnant woman/new mother and the biological father of the baby are eligible to earn “POINTS” through this program.
  • Points will not be given retroactively.
  • If the client wishes to redeem “POINTS” for a particular item(s), it would be helpful to call before coming to the Center to assure that the item(s) are available.
  • Clients may not donate items to the HOPE Program in exchange for “POINTS”.
  • One visit per month is permitted to redeem “POINTS” Please call ahead for an appointment.

Ways to Earn “POINTS”

  • Job credits – show pay stub
  • Church attendance – show church bulletin
  • Smoking, Drug or Alcohol Cessation Program – complete coupon
  • Complete High School – present diploma to MWC volunteer
  • GED program – certification of completion
  • College classes – grade verification from school
  • Pre-natal check, immunizations, well-baby checks – complete coupons
  • Educational video – view video
  • Bible Study – complete Bible Study
  • Reading Parenting Books – complete summary sheet
  • Parenting Classes – complete coupon
  • Child Birth Classes – complete coupon

Price List

  • The HOPE program at MWC is designed to help you get the things you need by making gently used items available to you and your baby. All items may not be available at all times.
  • HOPE Program items are provided through donations by supporters, community members & friends.


Baby Care Items:

Baby Wipes

100

Diapers (available once per month)

Small pk. 100
Large pk. 200

Formula

50

Package of Onsies (6)

50

Single Hanger of Clothing

50

Linens:

Afghan / Polar Fleece / Blanket

50

Crib Sheets

50

Handmade Quilt

100

Receiving Blanket

50

Furniture/Equipment:

Bassinette

100

Bathtub

50

Boppie Pillow

50

Bouncy Seat

50

Bumbo Seat

50

Changing Table

100

Exer-saucer

100

Gate

50

Infant Car Seat

500

Pack-N-Play (under 3 mo.)

1,000

Potty Chair

50

Stroller

Large 100
Small 50

Swing

100

Tub Support

50

Accessories:

Gloves, shoes, hats, changing pads, nipples, thermometers, safety items, scarves, socks,
bottles, pacifiers, nail clippers, bath towels, bibs, assorted toys, books, misc.

Non-Perishable Food Items

Personal Care Items

Free (10 items/visit)

Maternity Clothing

Free (5 items / visit)

MWC staff will determine price values for items not listed. Please see MWC staff if you have questions.

If you have a pregnancy-related need, please call our office at 763-533-8642. All calls are returned confidentially.