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YRMC Family Resource Center Introduces a Free Car Seat Distribution Program

by Community Outreach and Philanthropy, (928) 771-5686 | Jan 21, 2015

The Family Resource Center at Yavapai Regional Medical Center has partnered with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to offer a car seat distribution program to their Healthy Families and First Steps participants.

Healthy Families offers parents and children free home visits from highly trained support specialists. Information on healthy pregnancy and bonding with one’s baby, along with developmental screenings and connection to community resources are provided. Now, thanks to the Governor’s Office grant, the Healthy Families team can offer free safety seats and supporting education to help keep children safe inside their family’s vehicles too.

Recipients must be currently enrolled in the YRMC Healthy Families program and meet certain requirements, such as having a vehicle with working seat belts and attending a child safety seat class. Those not enrolled in either program will be looked at on a case by case basis and could also be referred to other community resources providing this service. The classes are taught by nationally certified Child Passenger Safety technicians.

Upon successful completion of the child safety seat class, parents will receive one car or booster seat, depending on their needs. Parents are given time to install their new seats, using the information they have learned, and the seats are then checked by the class instructor to ensure proper installation.

Keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle is one of the most important jobs that parents have. YRMC’s Healthy Families and the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety have just made it easier for many of our families in the Quad City area. For more information, please call Candace at the Family Resource Center at (928) 771-5651.