MERITS for MOMS PROGRAM FOR PARENTS & PARENTS-TO-BE

Moms and Dads earn free baby and maternity items just by preparing to be the best mom or dad possible! In fact, fathers help moms earn double points if they attend Crossroads’ counseling & education sessions.

Items You Can Earn (based on current inventory)

  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Formula
  • Baby Food
  • Like new baby clothes
  • Like new maternity clothes
  • Baby bedding
  • Bouncy seats
  • Cribs
  • Toys
  • Hygiene items
  • Pack n Plays
  • Bassinets
  • Blankets
  • Hats
  • Burp Cloths
  • Swings
  • And More

Ways To Earn Items

  • Attend regular counseling or education sessions with your Client Advocate at Crossroads
  • Attend scheduled doctor’s appointments for yourself or your baby
  • Be actively involved with another agency like ECSS, Nurse Family Partnership, or Early Steps
  • Self-Education – read parenting books or magazines and keep a journal of what you learn in these books to share with you Client Advocate.
  • Parenting Classes – Attend classes that teach about parenting either here at Crossroads or somewhere in the community.
  • Education/School – Attend school, and earn more points according to your grades.
  • Employment – if you are working or are looking for a job, you can get points for that, too.