Strengthening Baby’s First Year With Safe Sleep

February 09, 2022

The SAY Detroit Family Health Clinic opened as one of the nation’s first free medical clinics devoted to homeless children and their mothers, and has evolved to meet the growing needs of its community in Highland Park, MI. What has never changed is a commitment to healthy families. The newly-launched “First Year” is here to help moms and caregivers (mothers, fathers, grandparents and other legal guardians) of children under the age of 1.

It’s free, and designed to make baby’s first year stronger and healthier by supporting caregivers — with a well-stocked baby closet of supplies and through one-on-one counseling with a special focus on promoting “safe sleep” practices. Clients work with a case manager and learn to set goals for baby’s first year. Supplies available clothing, sleep-safe bed options, diapers, wipes, and more.

Sleep-related deaths are the leading cause of death for infants up to 12 months of age. “First Year” will share guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on how to create a safe sleep environment for baby in your home and help prevent SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).

Twenty-minute appointments can be scheduled to meet with our “First Year” coordinator and counselor Danisha Weathersby on the first and third Monday of every month, from 11AM – 3PM. Call the SAY Clinic at (313) 758-6100 to book your first appointment!

SAY Clinic is located at 211 Glendale, Highland Park, MI. Map & directions here.

Thank you to our partners, the Zatkoff Family Legacy Fund, for your support in launching the program, and with heartfelt gratitude to Ashley, Gary & friends who helped stock the baby’s closet!