What is the Mother-Infant Care Program?
The Mother-Infant Care Program, coordinated through Catholic Charities of Louisville, provides services and support to pregnant and postpartum mothers living in poverty. Mothers in this program are provided with educational material and participate in classes and support groups on important topics such as infant CPR, newborn care, healthy pregnancy habits, labor & delivery, breastfeeding, and perinatal mood disorders. These mothers are also given much needed baby items such as cribs, infant clothing, baby monitors, and other baby equipment. In addition, program workers are able to provide mothers with important referral information for resources needed throughout the community.
The Queen's Daughters have supported the Mother-Infant Care Program since 2000. Our members contribute their time by volunteering to babysit in the nursery while mothers attend classes, teach specialized topics on various aspects of parenting and caring for an infant and provide needed baby items. We also pledge financial contributions through our annual Fall Card Party & Country Kitchen Sale, and the Spring Fashion Show & Luncheon fundraiser events.
How does the Scholarship Program work?
The Queen's Daughters Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students who wish to attend a local Catholic high school. A committee of members reviews applications and selects recipients based on financial need, academic record, leadership skills, and community service.
Support for local Catholic students through the scholarship fund began in the 1987-88 school year. The Queen's Daughters fund-raise for this program semi-annually through our Fall Card Party & Country Kitchen Sale, and the Spring Fashion Show & Luncheon fundraiser events.