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If you are a pregnant, first-time mother living in Kane County​ and would like more information about enrolling in Kane Kares,​ please call 224-227-4476​. Bi-lingual staff is available.​

​What is Kane Kares?

Kane Kares connects mothers pregnant with their first child with registered nurses, who provide home visits until the child's second birthday.

This support has been shown to enhance early childhood emotional, social, mental, and physical growth and development; reduce rates of low birthweight, prematurity, and infant mortality; and promote well child care and family bonding​​.

Pregnancy and early childhood can be a wonderful time. It can also be stressful — especially when you are a first-time mom experiencing family, health or pregnancy problems.

Your nurse will help you learn about:

  • ​What to expect during your pregnancy and labor
  • Your baby’s growth and development
  • Up-to-date information on immunizations and nutrition
  • Community resources and services to help you and your baby

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Kane County woman says a hands-on nurse helped her transition into motherhood during COVID-19 pandemic
(Chicago Tribune, 03/22/2022 - photo credit Stacey Wescott / Chicago Tribune)


Links & Resources

Infant Mortality Awareness Webpage 
Breaking the Cycle of Child Abuse & Reducing Crime in Elgin, Illinois 
Nurse-Family Partnership​