Bringing Up Baby

The Family Nest is a free community-based program that promotes healthy behaviors during pregnancy and infancy by providing education and incentives.

Who is eligible:

  • Pregnant women and families with children under the age of 2
  • Residents of Boone county (proof of address needed)
  • Meet income guidelines (200% Federal Poverty Level or below)
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How it works

Participants earn points towards incentives by participating in a variety of positive health promoting activities, such as prenatal care appointments, prenatal education classes and local health and safety education classes.

Once points are accumulated, the participant has the opportunity to shop at the Family Nest store to redeem their points for necessary items such as strollers, clothes, diapers, cribs and more.

Educational classes and store hours

  • 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
  • New enrollment at 5:00 p.m.

Participants may remain in the program until their child reaches 2 years of age or until the program funds are exhausted.

Contact us

Amy Robak, Family Nest coordinator

First United Methodist Church
703 Arden St.
Boone, Iowa

Reach out today!

Please feel free to contact us with questions or for more information. If your request is urgent in nature, we request you contact us by phone at 515.233.3141.