Recent Media Coverage

See below for recent Austin-area news coverage of Any Baby Can

Simon on CBS Austin

Making a Difference: Miracle Baby – Helping a Family Facing an Uncertain Future

Simon receives specialized skills training and behavioral, cognition, and speech therapies through Any Baby Can’s Early Childhood Intervention services. We don’t know what the future holds for Simon. But mom says that Any Baby Can is helping them capitalize on the moments that Simon has and giving him a chance to thrive today. Read more

NFP Funding

Nurse-Family Partnership National Service Office Awards Over $13.5 Million to Expand Local Programs

The Nurse-Family Partnership National Service Office presented these Incentive Fund Awards to local network partners that have been successfully changing outcomes for moms and babies in poverty. Read more

ECI Funding

‘It’s crazy how much progress he’s made.’ ECI providers push for more funding

“Over the last several years, we’ve seen a decrease in funding for the ECI programs at the state level,” added Veronda Durden, the CEO and president of Any Baby Can. “Over the last several years, the impact to the cost to provide services has increased, and so we’re having to look to other funding sources to fill the gap between the cost to run the program and what the State of Texas provides.” Read more

The Village San Marcos

Grand Opening At The Village Of San Marcos Is Friday

The campus, located at 215 S. Reimer Avenue in San Marcos, will add facilities for Community Action, Inc. of Central Texas, Any Baby Can/ Early Childhood Intervention, the Family Justice Center, and the Women, Infants and Children Program, The 29-acre campus also includes sports fields for youth and a future site for the Hays County Food Bank. Read more

Lullaby Project

Making a Difference: The Lullaby Project

Austin musicians and new moms in challenging circumstances come together to create a lasting piece of love for their brand new babies. CBS Austin anchor, Allison Miller, met up with Austin Classical Guitar artist, Travis Marcum, and mom of 2-year-old Ava, Jennifer Lankford at Any Baby Can. Read more

Nurse-Family Partnership: Meet Yessica

Yessica credits Nurse-Family Partnership with helping her mature as a mother and individual. She also shares that the program helped her understand what it is to be a mother and learn how her life would change. “It feels good to accomplish things in life. I’m not debating my future,” she says. Read more

Report released shows Texas spent less money in 2018 to help children with disabilities

According to a new report by Texans for Children. The decline in funding has caused Texas early childhood intervention programs to close leaving local non-profits to pick up more cases. Any Baby Can Senior Director for ECI Guillermo Lopez said this has led to multiple programs closing and Any Baby Can to pick up cases further away in Hays, Blanco and Llano counties. Read more

Diana Castro: Deaf family matriarch balances work, care for 9-year-old son with cancer

Diana Castro is trying to keep her family healthy, housed and educated. “Her rent just went up,” says Katie Lewin, a case worker with Any Baby Can. “It’s $1,696 a month now. I’m not sure how she is getting by having to pay rent, make utility payments and the medication for Marc that she isn’t able to get.” Read more

Any Baby Can eliminates waiting list for program for first-time pregnant moms

Recently, Any Baby Can has been able to double the number of nurses it has in the program from 8 to 16. The waiting list, which was 50 to 60 moms-to-be long, is now zero. Read more

See how an Austin blogger’s generous gift impacts a vital children’s nonprofit

Rachel Holtin, the founder of Austin Foodstagram, has found a way to honor her teaching background: by supporting Any Baby Can. The nonprofit provides assistance to Austin families through a whole host of programs. Read more

Top Non-Profits In Austin For Moms

This Austin nonprofit services families through in-home therapy, medical case management, resource navigation, and family support services. Read more

Local philanthropists give big during festive downtown Austin affair

I Live Here I Give Here also will formally bestow Kathy & Russell Duke with the 2018 Patsy Woods Martin BIG Giver Award. The Dukes will receive the coveted BIG Giver Award in support of their work and ongoing commitment to Any Baby Can at The BIG Give. Read more

‘I Live Here I Give Here’ Fundraiser Gala Scheduled In Austin

I Live Here I Give Here also will formally bestow Kathy & Russell Duke with the 2018 Patsy Woods Martin BIG Giver Award. The Dukes will receive the coveted BIG Giver Award in support of their work and ongoing commitment to Any Baby Can at The BIG Give. Read more

St. David’s Foundation gives $30 million to worthy health care causes

The St. David’s Foundation on Wednesday announced about $29.9 million in grants to Central Texas nonprofits.Other big grants went to indigent care providers Lone Star Circle of Care ($5,135,283) and People’s Community Clinic ($4,250,000) as well as Any Baby Can of Austin Inc. ($1,055,013). In all, there were 37 recipients. Read more

Gallogly Family Foundation demonstrates past philanthropy in support of education, land conservation

Any Baby Can was encouraged to apply for a grant after members of the Gallogly Family Foundation toured the organization’s facility, according to Maxson. “Specifically, the family foundation, they’ve been supporting our nurse family partnership, which pairs a nurse with a first-time, low-income mom,” Maxson said. Read more

KXAN: New mapping tool shows infant death rates vary greatly within cities

A new mapping tool by the University of Texas System shows there are great disparities in infant death rates among some neighboring zip codes in Texas. Read the story…

BizJournals: Austin nonprofit Any Baby Can names new CEO

Any Baby Can Inc., an Austin nonprofit that provides support services to families in the region, has named Veronda Durden as president and CEO. Read the story…

Austin Family: Three Decades of Ensuring That “Any Baby Can”

If you ever find your family facing a childhood medical or developmental challenge, you’ll be grateful for the services offered through Any Baby Can, an agency dedicated to giving all children the chance to be healthy and happy.  Read the story…

Austin American-Statesman: Firehouse Animal Center donates $10,000 in vet care to local families

Moose got a clean bill of health on Tuesday. A 4-year-old white cat with black spots, she was one of the first animals this week to be screened at no-cost by veterinarians at Firehouse Animal Health Center as a gift to Statesman Season for Caring. Read the story…

Austin American-Statesman: Trisha Sherwood: Mom with multiple sclerosis faces sons’ illnesses, too

Trisha Sherwood fosters kittens. She says, some days, those silent moments bottle-feeding baby cats are the only quiet ones she gets. Their quiet purrs drown out the sounds of doctors, psychiatrists and insurance representatives who make most days deafening. Read the story…

KXAN: State funds for child therapy programs have fallen nearly $20M since 2011

Doctors diagnosed Nathan with cerebral palsy. Peek says the state helps Nathan with getting Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) services from Any Baby Can. Read the story…

Telemundo Austin: Organización ofrece servicios a madres que enfrentan crisis emocional o financiera

El descubrimiento de una recién nacida en un basurero de un complejo de apartamentos el miércoles motivó a la organización Any Baby Can a emitir una alerta a la comunidad. Lee la historia…

CBS: Mothers who leave newborns at emergency medical providers won’t face charges

By Texas’ Baby Moses law, you’ll find a sign at every fire station across the state declaring it a ‘safe baby site.’ Read the story…

Austin 360: New moms get one-on-one support with Nurse-Family Partnership program

Any Baby Can, which started administering the program in 2008, now hopes to double the number of families it can serve in 2018 by adding a second team of eight nurses, one supervisor and an administrator. Each team handles 200 families a year. Read the story…

FOX 7: Run to Hear 5K

If you need some motivation to get off the couch next weekend, the Run to Hear 5K will provide financial assistance for families of little ones with hearing loss . See the video…

The Texas Tribune: Child therapists fear new Texas policy will deepen funding cuts

Therapists who work with disabled children in their homes saw a glimmer of hope this year, when Texas lawmakers decided to restore some of the funds they cut for such services in 2015. It was short-lived. Read the story…

KVUE: Camp offers outlet for kids with siblings who have cancer

Any Baby Can is a nonprofit that supports parents and their children, trying to help them through difficult situations and diseases. One of the organization’s programs is Camp Grey Dove, a week-long camp in Killeen, Texas that allows kids who have siblings with cancer to enjoy simply being kids. Read the story…

KUT: For Kids Who Have Siblings With Cancer, Camp Offers Attention And A Break From Reality

Roughly 50 kids who have siblings with cancer are attending the free weeklong camp in Killeen. Grey Dove is run by Any Baby Can, a nonprofit that focuses on issues related to childhood development. Read the story…

Spectrum News: Five Austin Nonprofits Get Big Boost from Women’s Collective

A collective of women in Central Texas are pooling resources to see how they can impact Austin. “Any Baby Can” an $80,000 grant from “Impact Austin” on Wednesday at a ceremony at Austin City Hall. “Impact Austin” is a public charity comprised of 403 women dedicated to lifelong giving. Read the story…

Austin American Statesman: Community news: Impact Austin awarding grants

Impact Austin will award grants to five new community partners at a check presentation at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second St. Grant recipients will be The SAFE Alliance, a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace; The Contemporary Austin; Any Baby Can; Interfaith Action of Central Texas; and Seedling Foundation. Read the story…

The Texas Tribune: Senate Finance Committee Hears Parents’ Plea to Halt Therapy Cuts

The hearing comes as Senate Finance Committee members take comments on the health and human services budget for 2018-19. Federal disability law entitles eligible children to receive early intervention services, but Texas families are starting to feel a $350 million cut to Medicaid children’s therapy services that went into effect in December.Read the story…

KVUE: Push for Lawmakers to Find Funding for Kids Programs

As Texas lawmakers decide where to use the state’s money, many are pushing for funding of programs that would help children.  View the story…