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Executive Director

Healthy Start SWFL

Direct Phone: (941) ***-****       

Email: c***@***.com

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Healthy Start SWFL

1921 Jefferson Avenue

Fort Myers, Florida 33901

United States

Company Description

Since 1992, Healthy Start has helped ensure that moms and babies have access to medical care and other community services to help give their babies a healthy start. In 2004-2005, Healthy Start helped more than 21,000 pregnant women, babies and young child ... more

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health care administration


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Cathy Timuta, Executive Director of Healthy Start, said, "We are so grateful that the Fiddlesticks Cares Volunteer Group and these local businesses have joined together to help us with this much needed project.

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Cathy Timuta

Executive Director (239) 425-6932

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Cathy Timuta, the executive director of Healthy Start of Southwest Florida, said the cut is significant and comes at a time when her program is dealing with an increase in substance-exposed newborns in the area.

"So you got needs expanding and funds contracting," Timuta said.

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"The timing was perfect," said Cathy Timuta, executive director for Healthy Start of Southwest Florida. "We never have enough diaper donations and have an unending need of supply. There are pros and cons. For some women this won't work if they don't have easy access to a washing machine, while for other families it works great."

Diapers are a big expense, Timuta said. Serving 17,000 pregnant women and babies a year, they've been getting calls from people not in their program who just need a pack of diapers. Some women told her they wouldn't support giving cloth diapers to disadventagd families because they feel it's just more work for that working mother.
"We're not trying to treat disadvantaged families different, but a cloth diaper is better than nothing," Timuta said.

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Sleeping parents also can accidentally roll on top of the baby, said Cathy Timuta, executive director of the Healthy Start Coalition of Southwest Florida.

"You're up every two hours breastfeeding. When you're so tired I can see it's very easy to get too close to your baby when you're sleeping," she said.

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