When Meleicka Bradley began her journey with Healthy Start Case Management she was pregnant and facing a number of crises. These included dealing with anxiety and depression and coping with the reality of homelessness. Through her time in the program working with Case Manager and Certified Lactation Counselor Shira Bills, she has implemented a number of positive changes in her life. Now she has a healthy 8 month old who was healthy at birth. She has obtained not only stable housing but also transportation and employment. These changes have helped Meleicka reach a place where she is able to better address her emotional and mental needs. Meleicka has also taken a proactive stance in her and her child’s health, ensuring they attend all doctor visits including her 6 week postpartum checkup, well child visits, and immunizations. On top of all of that Meleicka is providing the safest space possible for her child by using safe sleep practices to lower the risk of SIDs or positional based hazards.
Meleicka says she is “hopeful and happy because things are starting to fall in place.”
We are so proud of Meleicka and appreciate that we were able to be on this amazing journey with her!