At the Intersection of Life-Saving Help, Child Well-Being

Books for Babies program at Pregnancy Help Clinic

Stephanie reading to her son during the Books for Babies program. (Photo courtesy of the Pregnancy Help Clinic.)

Forty-seven percent of American children are starting school at a disadvantage, but the solution is simpler than you might think. (Tweet that!)

As obvious as it may sound, parents just have to read to their kids regularly at home.

But according to the National Center for Education Statistics, only 53 percent of preschoolers enjoy that advantage.

Through their partnership with the Brighton District Library, the Pregnancy Help Clinic in Brighton, Michigan, is working to change that statistic.

For the first 35 years since its founding in 1975, the clinic concentrated on offering peer counseling to women in crisis pregnancies, adding free ultrasound and testing for STIs along the way.

In 2011, the center branched out to partner with the Brighton District Library’s Books for Babies program.

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