Recent Media Coverage

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

Overton family

Family with many medical needs getting home repairs from Simply Sold

The Overtons are part of the Statesman’s Season for Caring program, which each year highlights the needs of 12 families and helps hundreds of others through local nonprofits. The Overtons were nominated by Any Baby Can. Their children’s medical debt has ballooned to $24,000. Because they have diverted so much of their attention and budget toward their children’s medical needs, the Overtons have half-completed home improvement projects. Read more

Emily Vargos-Baron

Superstar founder returns to Austin to lift Any Baby Can’s 40th bash

In the VIP room backstage at ACL Live, the founder didn’t recognize many of the current leaders, but that’s likely because she’s long been the director of the Washington, D.C.-based Rise Institute, which conducts studies and provides advice for policy planners on early childhood development worldwide. In the high hall of ACL Live for the main activities, Vargas-Barón glowed with pride at any mention of Any Baby Can, a more geographically focused nonprofit that she helped foster four decades ago. Read more

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…