Infant Safety: Help for New Parents

The Cribs for Kids program provides free cribs to families in need. Outreach workers provide cribs to new parents in parts of the South Bronx (PDF), East and Central Harlem (PDF), and North and Central Brooklyn (PDF) during home visits.

The Newborn Home Visiting Program (PDF) provides cribs and safe-sleep education to families in need. New parents in certain neighborhoods can get one visit from a health educator and may qualify for a free crib.

Cribs for kids and education for parents are also provided through the Nurse-Family Partnership, a home visiting program for first-time mothers that begins during a woman's pregnancy and continues until her child is two years old.

To order a free "Safe Sleep for Your Baby" magnet (available in English, Spanish, French, Chinese, and Creole), please call 311.

Do You Need a Crib?

If you live in East and Central Harlem, North and Central Brooklyn, or the South Bronx, contact the Newborn Homes Visiting Program to schedule your free home visit. Families in need of a crib will be provided with one at the time of the visit.

  • North and Central Brooklyn (718) 637-5230
  • South Bronx (718) 579-2878
  • East or Central Harlem (646) 672-2894 (office will open on 10/14/2014)
  • Or call 311.

NHVP brochure in English (PDF)