Speak Life Initiative: Speak Life Here to Stay is a FREE pregnancy outreach program funded by the Indiana State Department of Health, focused on lowering the African American and Latino infant mortality rate in the Northern Region of Indiana (Elkhart, St. Joseph, Marshall, Cass, LaPorte, White, Jasper, Newton, Miami, Polaski, Starke and Fulton Counties) which is 2.5 times higher than that of other infants.
Who We Serve: Speak Life is focused on African American and Latino moms/moms to be between the ages of 15 and 35 who are either on, or eligible for Medicaid (self reported) This population has the highest rate of infant morality. However we will not turn away any family in need of our services. We provide culturally relevant “Duola” support to ensure that under-served populations receive practical solutions. We are minority women serving minority women.
Speak Life Vision: Speak Life is to reach into under-served communities at the core, the family and provide culturally relevant, continuous support form prenatal, birth and postpartum to the first year of life.