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About Any Baby Can

Any Baby Can, a Central Texas nonprofit, 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.

$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

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

Legislative Session Focus on Education and In-Home Programs

During the 2019 Texas legislative session, Any Baby Can worked closely statewide stakeholders on issues such as early intervention and home-visitation programs. Read more.

 

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.

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

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

‘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

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

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.

Closing in on $1M Goal for Childhood Cancer Support

On October 19-20, 2018 the city of Luckenbach hosted the 16th annual Harvest Classic European & Vintage Motorcycle Rally, the only European & Vintage motorcycle rally in Texas. The rally benefits Any Baby Can and our Candlelighters Childhood Cancer program, which provides in-home support for families with children diagnosed with cancer. Russell and Kathy Duke, winners of the I Live Here I Give Here’s 2018 Big Giver award, and the Harvest Classic team raised 60K this year. 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.

Camp Grey Dove Spreads Hope to Siblings of Pediatric Cancer Patients

On Monday, June 4, 2018, Any Baby Can and Greater Texas Credit Union will host the Camp Grey Dove Sendoff at 6207 Sheridan Avenue, Austin, Texas 78723. The event marks the official launch of Camp Grey Dove, Any Baby Can’s summer camp for siblings of pediatric cancer patients. Read More

Any Baby Can Announces Veronda Durden as President and Chief Executive Officer

Any Baby Can, the Austin-based nonprofit dedicated to stabilizing families with wrap-around support services, today announced Veronda Durden, former Commissioner of the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), as President and Chief Executive Officer of Any Baby Can effective January 8, 2018. 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.