There is a wealth of resources in Skagit County and Welcome Baby points parents towards the resources that meet their needs. The coordinator provides referrals to services providers in the area of health and wellness, family support, basic needs, child care and early learning, developmental needs, and recreational activities.
Welcome Baby began in 1998 as an outreach program for new parents. Meredith Baker, coordinator for Welcome Baby, visited parents at Skagit Valley Hospital after the birth of their child to provide encouragement and share information on attachment and literacy.
When the recession hit in 2008 Welcome Baby was discontinued due to funding constraints, but under United Way of Skagit County the program is back better than ever with new features and resources to boot!