Cribs for Kids

Cribs for Kids® is a safe-sleep education program for low-income moms that helps reduce the risk of injury and death of infants due to unsafe sleep environments. Women and Children’s Services (WCS) became a Cribs for Kids partner in 2006, and for the last 10 years has been educating families about how to keep their infants safe and providing safe cribs to those most in need in Delaware County.

The staff members of Crozer-Keystone Community Foundation’s WCS are experts in educating Delaware County families about the importance of safe sleep practices in preventing infant deaths in the first months of life.

Many deaths that previously would have been classified as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS, or an unexplained death before 1 years old), are now attributed to other sleep-related causes. While there has been a major decrease in the incidence of SIDS since 1992 due to major educational campaigns at the national, state and local levels, preventable deaths are still occurring in Delaware County. The majority of funding to support the Delaware County Cribs for Kids program is provided by the local Cruz Family Foundation.

For more information about Cribs for Kids, please contact Breana Jones at (610) 497-7460.