TOPWA

Stronger Communities

Targeted Outreach for Pregnant Women

Some of the women most at risk of unhealthy pregnancies and births are also among the most difficult to find, but TOPWA has found a way to do so.

TOPWA is an innovative outreach program for pregnant women at risk of HIV, HIV positive and/or pregnant substance abusing women. Some of these women may not have access to prenatal care. Trained staff are able to work traditional and non-traditional hours, looking for women in places they frequent – laundromats, business establishments, housing complexes and elsewhere. They engage them, develop trust, and let them know the services that are available to them.

The goals are to reduce the risk of transmission of HIV/AIDS to newborns, lower the risk of substance exposure to newborn infants, and to reduce endangerment to newborns. Since 1999, 100% of babies whose mothers are HIV positive and enrolled in TOPWA – Palm Beach County have tested HIV negative. These babies are followed for a minimum of five months to ensure they continue to be healthy.
Hundreds Engaged

Project Outcomes

In 2020, Families First engaged 180 pregnant,  high-risk women; 14 women tested HIV+; 100% of the 14 babies born to HIV+ mothers tested negative for HIV within five months.

Since 1999, 100% of babies born to HIV+ mother have tested negative for HIV.  Cost Savings: $21,768 per year for every child born free from HIV.

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If you would like to learn more about TOPWA, please call:
Denise Chin, LCSW, Program Director
 
How You Can Help

DONATE, VOLUNTEER, GET INVOLVED

Our programs rely on contributions from our community.

If you are able to donate to Families First, please contribute here.

If you are able to volunteer at our programs or events, contact us here.

Thank you!