Doug Menuez documents a visiting-nurse program in the South Bronx that supports new moms

Making sure new moms have a solid foundation to be great parents is the mission of Edna McConnell Clark Foundation’s Nurse-Family Partnership. In the program, specially trained nurses make regular visits to low-income expecting mothers—whose median age is just 19— during their first pregnancy and the first two years of their children’s lives, teaching them parenting and life skills and helping them gain access to job training and education programs.

Doug Menuez, who last year shot an image library for the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, recently documented a day in the life of several of the Nurse-Family Partnership’s nurses and families in the South Bronx. Below are some highlights from his shoots, plus a short behind-the-scenes video. See more at his website: menuez.com/nurse-family-partnership.

 

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Photo by Doug Menuez.

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Photo by Doug Menuez.

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Photo by Doug Menuez.

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Photo by Doug Menuez.

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Photo by Doug Menuez.

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Photo by Doug Menuez.

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Photo by Doug Menuez.

 

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