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Read recent news and press releases featuring Any Baby Can. For media questions or interview requests, contact Director of Public Relations, Mariela Rodriguez.

About Any Baby Can

Any Baby Can is a Central Texas nonprofit that partners with families to overcome obstacles and achieve well-being. With programs that meet clients where they are – at home, work or school – Any Baby Can helps build stability, develop skills and navigate systems so children and families reach their full potential.

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RECENT MEDIA AND PRESS RELEASES

Any Baby Can is a leader in parent education, family health and child development programs in Central Texas.

'In a better place:' Austin mom talks about loss of her daughter, hope for her other children

When her children came back, Ashley Joiner noticed the differences. It had been months since she saw many of her children, who range in age from 10 years old to 8 months. “They all came back different,” Joiner said. “I have to get them back on the track that they were on.” Read more

Any Baby Can Raises $102,345 at Big Hearts Bright Futures Luncheon

The annual Big Hearts, Bright Futures luncheon hosted by Any Baby Can at Barr Mansion raised $102,345 to support parents and children in the Austin community. The fundraising luncheon included a panel discussion of staff and client parents who discussed ways to promote maternal mental health, how to support fathers, and opportunities to strengthen families in our community. Read more on pg 16

Family Success Starts Here

Being a parent is a challenge no matter what stage you are in. You must be committed to the physical, developmental, and emotional well-being of not just your child, but your family as a whole. That's why Any Baby Can pledges to empower and support parents. Read more on pg 34-35

LOCAL Closer Look: Any Baby Can (Austin)

Felipe Aguilar talks with Veronda Durden, President & CED, of Any Baby Can in Austin, Texas. Any Baby Can provides support service to new and expectant moms and dads in an effort to improve healthy- baby birth outcomes. Durden describes services including Parenting and Childbirth Classes, Early Childhood Intervention, and Nurse-Family Partnership She also shares some success stories of how their services have helped to improve positive outcomes for baby births. Read more

One Stellar Night in the Emerald City Raises $202,600 for Central Texas Families

Uplifting stories from Any Baby Can clients and supporters inspired guests to unite to help strengthen and empower parents and invest in child development across Central Texas. Costumed characters, culinary creations, fortune-telling and a live auction all played a role in the highly whimsical night. Read more on pg 11

Texans brace for the end of nearly three years of pandemic Medicaid coverage

While navigating a layoff, pregnancy and a global pandemic, Robertson connected with Any Baby Can, an Austin-area nonprofit, and nurse Wiltse Crompton. Crompton helps first-time moms like Robertson navigate the first two years of their child’s life, through the nurse-family partnership. For many low-income moms Crompton works with, pregnancy is the first time they get on health insurance as adults. Read more

After a Decade of Decline in Teen Parents, Support Services Brace for Rising Demand

The Tandem program – now in its 25th year – is a collaboration between area nonprofits Any Baby Can, Austin Child Guid­ance Center, LifeWorks, and People's Com­mun­ity Clinic. The interagency program provides prenatal and postpartum medical care, transportation to checkups, mental health support, family planning, parenting education, and intensive, years-long guidance from advocates like Smith. Teen parents enrolled in the program are eligible to participate until their child's third birthday. Read more

Mom dreams her miracle baby will walk and talk

Leslie Romero works a full-time job and is a single mother to five kids, one of whom has extensive health needs after being born four months premature. Read more

Small baby formula shipment comes to Austin — how it will be distributed

In Central Texas, the new, small shipment from Adler’s office will go to nonprofit Any Baby Can. The organization told KXAN it is distributing the formula at upcoming community events in collaboration with the Community Resiliency Trust and El Buen Samaritano. Read more

One Stellar Night Raises $180,000 For Families In Central Texas

On Thursday, April 7, 2022, guests gathered at Q2 Stadium’s Lexus Club for Any Baby Can’s much-awaited One Stellar Night Spring event. After a two-year hiatus from in-person events, longtime Any Baby Can supporters were overjoyed to reconnect at the event. Read more

The nonprofit, Any Baby Can, makes a big difference for this Austin mom

Life has not been easy for Elise Bliss, but she reached out for help and received much more than she expected. The nonprofit, Any Baby Can, continues to make a difference in her life. So much so, she's now paying it forward. Read more

Season for Caring, Natalia Castillo: Every day brings blessings for mom of fragile child

Natalia Castillo has a motto: “It may be a bad day, but it’s not a bad life.” Castillo says this philosophy has become even more a part of her outlook since her daughter Mariana was born in 2019 with a rare neuromuscular genetic disorder. Mariana could not swallow, and a month into her hospitalization she was put on a ventilator. Castillo was faced with a difficult choice: Should she go through with a tracheostomy so her daughter could breathe, or should she take her off the ventilator and let her go? Read more

The Life-Changing Gift of Hearing Aids: Matti's Story

An estimated 15% of school-age children in the United States live with hearing issues, and the number in adolescents is rising. Matti, age 11, of Gatesville, Texas, is among them, and struggled not only with auditory function but also with the price of care. Her journey, however, took an amazing turn due to a connection made through a doctor’s office. Read more

Camp Grey Dove: A Central Texas camp for kids with a sibling battling cancer

Typically, the camp has traditional summer camp activities like swimming, a ropes course, scavenger hunts, archery, and a talent show. However, due to COVID-19, this year it was a virtual camp experience. Children and youth received a “camp in a box” with a T-shirt, materials, snacks, and a schedule of activities. Read more

Austin mom grows from living on the streets to giving back

A single mom here in Austin completely turned her life around, from living on the streets to giving back to her community. She credits her daughter and the nonprofit, Any Baby Can, for making a huge difference in her life. Read more

Online therapy for babies and toddlers with delays often works well — but funding isn’t keeping up with the need

Experts say the pandemic has created a unique Catch-22 for early intervention: While some children have missed out on therapies, the sessions are more accessible than ever. Read more

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MISSION AND IMPACT

We focus on a whole-family approach to creating stability and addressing physical, developmental and emotional well-being

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CLIENT STORIES

We educate, motivate and empower parents so that families can overcome challenges and children can reach their full potential.

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PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

We are leaders who are passionate about family well-being, parent education and child development programs and services.