SECOND STORK gives women the basics to care for a newborn during the first crucial months of life.
Second Stork is dedicated to serving a very distinct and typically under-served group of women -- new mothers who find themselves in desperate need of practical, immediate support. We focus on direct and urgent material aid -- diapers, portable cribs and other essential-care items. Our goal, through the partnership of hospital social workers, is to provide assistance as soon as a mother's need becomes evident, with no red tape, no paperwork ... just immediate help. We currently serve over 60 Minnesota hospitals, and will help 2,000 newborns in crisis this year.
The following letter shows one creative way that SECOND STORK assists women. Visit our website www.secondstork.org to find out the many ways we help women and infants in need.
"It allows me to provide my patients with items right away, and I believe that this shows patients that there are services out there, not just a line of 'no's' or 'you don't qualify.'"
--social worker at United Hospital
"I recently had a mom who lost her job during her pregnancy. Money was very tight and she also had a 2 year old. I was able to give her a Pack-n-Play and two packs of diapers to get her started. She has since been hooked up with resources and is doing amazing. Sometimes just a little help can make all the difference."
--social worker at HCMC