Our Programs

Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii is committed to ensuring women and families receive access to resources and information before, during and after pregnancy. We are committed to providing programs that help women achieve a healthy, safe pregnancy and nurturing a healthy baby.

Piko Pals - New Parent Support

Piko Pals is a new program that connects and empowers new moms to build their own village through facilitated discussions in an emotionally and intellectually safe environment. Piko Pals sets the stage for connection and friendship with peers in your community, so you can make lasting relationships to share and celebrate the joys and challenges of new parenthood.

Do you have a new baby, or expecting one soon, and are interested in making new friends in your community to support and discover your parenting philosophy? 

  • Kakaako/Ward: Jan. 2018 Sat. Morning group (10am-12pm) SIGN UP HERE
  • Oahu: Jan 2018 Weekday Morning group (10am-12pm) REGISTER HERE
  • Central Oahu: Feb. 2018 Thurs. Evening group (6pm-8pm) SIGN UP HERE

REGISTER HERE if you're expecting a baby in late 2017 - early 2018, or would like more information about Piko Pals. Spaces are limited to 10 people per group.

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Group Leaders Needed!

SIGN UP HERE to attend our next Group Leader training, Saturday, January 20, 2018, 9am-1pm at La Tour Bakehouse, Nimitz Hwy., Honolulu

Do you have a passion for empowering new parents and building community?  Piko Pals is looking for Volunteer Group Leaders (facilitators) to lead Piko Pals groups in neighborhoods around Oahu. Groups meet weekly for 2 hours, for 12 weeks, in various parks, homes, and community centers.  Group Leaders do not need to be parenting experts, but do need to be nurturing, empathetic, and supportive of a variety of parenting styles, diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Many of our group leaders have found great joy in watching their Piko Pals develop confidence in their own parenting style, as well as budding friendship and community with the other participants. 

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Group Leader in your own neighborhood, please submit your volunteer information HERE. Our program manager will contact you shortly.

Contact PikoPals@hmhb-hawaii.org for more information.

 

MothersCare Phone Line

This free phone line offers a helpful, personal response to your questions about what to expect during pregnancy, or how to find information to make your pregnancy as healthy as possible. Call (808) 951-6660 on Oahu or (888) 951-6661 toll-free from Neighbor Islands.

 

Text4Baby

A free text messaging service that provides health information via text message at each stage of your pregnancy and baby’s first year of life. Text BABY to 511411 to sign up or visit text4baby.org

 

Cribs For Kids

A safe sleep education program that provides low-income, high-risk pregnant women with education on how to reduce the incidence of sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUIDs). At the conclusion of each class, participants are given a free crib to provide their infant with a safe place to sleep, and the health of each baby is tracked over its first year of life. This program is entirely referral-based for qualified women by their social worker or case manager and self-referrals are not accepted. For more information, or to participate in the program, please contact us.

 

Cooking for Two

Cooking for Two, an interactive cooking and nutritional class will be offered for pregnant and new mothers. This dynamic class will be broken up into three important stages; Cooking for Pregnancy (nutritional needs during pregnancy); Cooking for Mom (postpartum and inter-conception needs); and Cooking for Baby (healthy meals for introducing first foods). This class will educate on the importance of healthy nutrition, physical activity and exercise, cost effective healthy eating, food budgeting and breastfeeding nutritional benefits.

Join us for Cooking for Baby (Make your own baby food!): Next Available Class To Be Announced

Down to Earth, 2525 S. King St., 3rd floor, Honolulu

 

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