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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.
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
Addressing Maternal Health Inequities: Early Intervention Matters and it Works!
In this episode, I sat down with Veronda Durden of Any Baby Can and she shared insights as well as some of the great work her team is doing to make a difference around maternal health inequities in Central Texas! 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
Veronda Durden Talks Anti-racism With Hippo
In celebration of Black History Month, Hippo was honored to have Austin luminary Veronda Durden tell us about her incredible career, as well as the challenges she faces as a Black woman in America. The president and CEO of Any Baby Can, Veronda is an accomplished, integrity-driven innovator nationally recognized for her ability to work effectively with diverse organizations. Read more
$1.8M coming to Austin-area nonprofits to help families impacted by the economic crisis
“There’s a lot of anxiety and uncertainty,” said Veronda Durden, President and CEO of Any Baby Can in Austin. The nonprofit served about 3,200 clients last year. Durden told KXAN the All Together ATX funding will allow them to serve 100 more people and help them with their basic needs. She said challenges nonprofits face during times like this is having to turn away clients. “We don’t want to be in a position to have to do that,” Durden explained. Read more
Any Baby Can and Austin company help miracle baby, Kira, and her family
Mom and dad were told she would not survive birth, but she did and now she's a thriving toddler. Any Baby Can, has been helping them since she was just 2 months old with various therapies. Allison Miller met up with Dustin, Victoria, and their 19-month-old, Kira, to see how our Austin community is making a difference in her life. Read more
MISSION AND IMPACT
We focus on a whole-family approach to creating stability and addressing physical, developmental and emotional well-being
We educate, motivate and empower parents so that families can overcome challenges and children can reach their full potential.
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
We are leaders who are passionate about family well-being, parent education and child development programs and services.