Safe Mom Safe Baby

The Aurora Difference

Giving Young Families a Bright Start

Our genuine concern for the well-being of our community inspired us to offer dedicated services to meet the needs of pregnant survivors of domestic violence. Pregnant women who experience domestic violence are 40% more likely to have babies who are born early and require long hospital stays. Each year, we help more than 100 women and their newborns get a healthy start to family life.

Healing for Pregnant Survivors of Domestic Violence

Aurora Health Care’s Safe Mom Safe Baby program supports pregnant women and new moms whose lives have been affected by domestic violence. In fact, we were the first program in Milwaukee designed to meet the needs of pregnant women who are also survivors of domestic abuse.

Our program is located at the Healing Center at Aurora Sinai Medical Center. Opened in 2017, this facility offers amenities like spacious, private meeting rooms, snacks and comfortable couches. Find out more about Aurora Sinai Medical Center.

Babies born to the survivors in our program are often as healthy as any baby born at Sinai Medical Center. In 2016, 81% of women who completed the program delivered full-term babies.

Make a Donation

Most of our services are available at no cost, thanks to generous donors.

Nurse Case Manager

Personalized Support for Pregnant Women After Domestic Violence

Our nurse case manager provides guidance that makes a positive impact on pregnant women and their newborns. Every survivor’s healing journey is unique, which is why we consider each woman’s unique needs and circumstances. We then tailor treatments and support to help survivors and their babies achieve the best possible results.

One-on-one support from our nurse case manager may include:

  • Eliminating barriers: We offer special services, like transportation and child care, to make it easier for you to get to doctor’s appointments for you and your baby. Learn more about our special services for survivors.
  • Helping survivors build a support network: Staying connected to people who have a positive influence on your life can help you feel better. We help you get the additional support you need from friends and loved ones.
  • Meeting with you on a consistent basis: We often meet with survivors before or after prenatal appointments. These meetings are a time to talk about your needs and what we can do to help. We also meet with survivors out in the community when needed, like at the district attorney’s office or a coffee shop if home is not a safe place to meet.
  • Increasing personal safety: We help pregnant women and new moms access safe, family-friendly housing when necessary. Read more about our Safe Home Environment program.

Our Services

Services for Pregnant Survivors of Domestic Violence

Our services include:

  • Coordination with community resources: We connect you with local programs that help meet the needs of pregnant women and new moms. These programs offer resources including food and baby items, like cribs.
  • Home visits: Our nurse case manager comes to visit you at home both during pregnancy and after delivery. During these visits, we focus on your needs by providing education, emotional support and help planning the next steps of your healing journey.
  • Assistance accessing prenatal care: We help survivors who are not receiving regular check-ups for baby (prenatal care) find a doctor. We also provide education and support to help women continue seeing the doctor until after baby is born.
  • Counseling: We offer one-on-one assistance to help survivors move past the troubling feelings that often linger after domestic violence. Find out more about counseling and support groups.
  • Referrals to other Aurora services: Your care may include referrals to other helpful services from Aurora. For example, Aurora Family Service offers parenting education and financial counseling to help you learn how to manage your money. Read more about Aurora Family Service.
  • Coordination with local agencies: We maintain a close relationship with local agencies including law enforcement and the district attorney. This relationship can make it easier for you to pursue your legal options, which may include seeking formal protection against the person who hurt you.

Privacy

Protect Your Privacy by Clearing Your Browser History

No one needs to know that you are seeking our services. If you have concerns that someone may see that you’ve been to our website, clearing your browser history can help protect your privacy.

Contact Us

We welcome inquiries from survivors, referring organizations and local agencies. Call our 24-hour hotline today.

Get Involved

Make a difference in the lives of the survivors we care for. Contact us for Volunteer Opportunities.

Come See Us

Get help at a healing center or forensic nursing location – you do not need an appointment. 

Make a Donation

Most of our services are available at no cost, thanks to generous donors.