Jacob* came into the world in April, three months early and weighing only 2lbs, 11oz.
His mother had worked hard to get clean, moved into transitional housing in January and enrolled in our home visiting program the month before his birth.
“She was very consistent and committed,” shared Courtney Salzano, her home visitor. “She texted at 2am after the birth to let me know she would have to cancel her upcoming appointment.”
Little Jacob and his mother were immediately transported to Portland and placed in the NICU. With the help of her home visitor, and staff at the housing facilities where each lived, she and Jacob’s father worked out a schedule so one of them would be with him every day.… Read more