News and Discussions

The latest news and discussions on the topics of family health, parent education and child development.

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Client Survey: What Families Say About Our Services

Our client survey identifies ways in which Any Baby Can is supporting families and how our activities ultimately impact the community.
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Innovations in Maternal Health

United Health Foundation and Any Baby Can partner to expand maternal care for at-risk women in Texas by improving pregnancy outcomes, decreasing pre-term births, and empowering mothers and their partners to create better futures for themselves and their babies.
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A Vision More Powerful Than Ever

Even in challenging times, Any Baby Can is committed to our bold vision and we’ll continue to create stability within families and across our community.
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How Our Programs are Adapting

During the Coronavirus pandemic, our staff, volunteers, supporters and client families have adapted, learned new skills and taken on new roles. While programs may be delivered a little bit differently, the value and need for support services is crucial.
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Our Benefit Concert Heroes

The generosity of our benefit concert sponsors remind us that when we work together, we make our community stronger. These corporations and individuals are Any Baby Can’s personal heroes who have helped keep our services open and accessible.
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Our Vision: Investing in Child Development

Our Vision: Investing in Child Development Category: News Date of Publication May 7, 2020 Children are our future. Not only as parents, but as a community. We know that a child’s brain is malleable and a focus on child development has tremendous individual and societal effects. Because parental care and stress has lasting impact on…

We Love Your Enthusiasm and Commitment!

We Love Your Enthusiasm and Commitment! Category: News March 11, 2020 Each year, one Any Baby Can employee is honored with the Ruth Wells Award, recognizing his or her commitment to service, passion for our work and clients, and dedication to our mission. The award is named after Ruth Wells, a Family Education Instructor who…

Our Vision: Prioritizing Healthy Families

Our Vision: Prioritizing Healthy Families Category: News January 10, 2020 Everyone has a different definition of what it means to “be healthy.” That could mean exercising or eating healthy foods; it could mean taking vitamins or going to annual well checks. In broad terms, being “healthy” means making choices that improve your overall health. Choosing…

The Joy of Family-to-Family Giving

The Joy of Family-to-Family Giving Category: News December 19, 2019 Family Giving Opportunity Gifts certainly are not the only part of the holiday season. The holidays are about family, togetherness, sharing gratitude and reflecting on faith and tradition. But for families who may be feeling overwhelmed or having to make decisions about paying medical bills,…

Group Volunteering: Tips and Benefits

Group volunteering is a rewarding way to get coworkers or friends out in community to help local nonprofits while gaining valuable skills and experiences.

Family-to-Family Giving

Group and family giving opportunities make for great holiday traditions. Find out how Adopt-a-Family eases the burden on parents every year.

Impact of Funding for Preventative Women’s Health 

Learn how a three-year grant from the United Health Foundation improved our women’s health outcomes, reduced maternal mortality, and supported the mental health of women.
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Reflections on 2023 Health of Women and Children Report

The new America’s Health Rankings 2023 Health of Women and Children Report by the United Health Foundation underscores the importance of our work.

Looking Back & Moving Forward with Veronda Durden

President & CEO Veronda L. Durden shares some key successes from the last year, and a look ahead at serving families in Central Texas.

Recognizing Leader in Parent Education

Cora Cramer wins the 2023 Ruth Wells Award, a employee recognition award for her commitment to children and families in Central Texas.

Kids Art Contest Winners!

Our kids art contest was an opportunity for our young clients to share what “family” means to them.

2023 Texas Legislative Session Update

Any Baby Can played a pivotal role in the 2023 legislative session, collaborating with key partners to advocate for well-being of parents and children.

Growth Mindset for Parenting

Growth mindset—the idea that your skills improve through effort, practice and learning—applies to parenting too!


We foster strong, resilient families to reach their full potential. We adapt and respond as the needs of families in our community evolve.