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812-838-6875

Community Table - Enjoy a FREE meal every Thursday evening

in Poseyville at St. Paul's United Methodist Church.

Safe Sleeping Crib Campaign

Family Matters can provide portable infant cribs and information about keeping babies safe during sleep time. Contact us for details.


Safe Sleep for Baby - tips from Indiana Perinatal Network

Many new parents are worried about sudden infant death syndrome, also called SIDS. The best things you can do are:

  1. Always put your baby to sleep on his or her back
  2. Don't use bumper pads on the crib
  3. No blankets or stuffed animals in the crib with your baby
  4. Never let your baby sleep on a soft surface like a pillow, sheep skin, couch or recliner, or with anyone else

​Learn more at www.indianaperinatal.org


Safe Sleep Campaign- Indiana Department of Child Services

Babies NEED to sleep on their backs, not their stomachs

Learn more at www.in.gov/dcs/2869.htm


The ABC’s of Safe Sleep- tips from Labor of Love
Alone. Infants should always sleep alone. The American Academy of Pediatrics warns babies should never go sleep with anyone or practice co-sleeping, as this raises the risk for suffocation and other hazards that contribute to SIDS. Alone also means the crib should be empty of toys, stuffed animals, or blankets. Instead, dress your baby in light sleep clothes or use a blanket sleep (but not a blanket) for extra warmth.
Backs. Infants should always sleep on their backs on a firm surface with a tight fitting bottom sheet. Soft surfaces like cushy mattresses or sofas are not safe places for baby to sleep.
Cool Crib. The safest place for a baby is in a crib – not a bed or sofa. A crib should be free and clear of toys, stuffed animals, bumper pads and blankets, and toys. The room should be cool – ideally around 70 degrees.

More information about safe sleep habits can be found in the safe sleep toolkit. by Prevent Child Injury.


​Bryson's Time Out - Take Ten

​Information and awareness promoting the prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome

​Visit www.brysonstot10.org

CONNECTING FAMILIES TO RESOURCES

Churches/Faith-based Organizations

Safety Recalls
Concerned about safety and recalls? 

Go to www.cpsc.gov for timely updates from the

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Services & Informational Resources

Backpacks generously supplied by

SABIC, Warehouse Services, Inc. and Anthem

for our annual Backpack Giveaway.

Check our calendar for information.

Listing of all churches in Posey County - Download PDF soon

Pocket Resource Guide

Prescription Assistance

If you require medications that you cannot afford, try contacting the Partnership for Prescription Assistance. Be prepared to provide income information, insurance (if available), and name and dosage of medication.

www.pparx.org or 1-888-477-2669

Community Resources

Free Income Tax Preparation
Mondays, February 1st - April 4th provided by USI students

Call 812-464-1718 for appointment and location information.

Download a comprehensive listing of resources and agencies who work with families in Posey County.  Every effort has been made to ensure this directory is as accurate as possible.  We do not guarantee the accuracy of any listing nor are we liable for damages resulting from errors or omissions in the directory.  Please contact us or call 812-838-6875.  Download PDF   soon

Community Table 
Hot meal served every Thursday from 5:00-6:00 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Poseyville, IN.  There is NO CHARGE for the meal. 

Call 812-874-2251 with any questions

Salvation Army 

Limited financial assistance is available through The Salvation Army.

For details, call 812-838-6375.

A quick guide to telephone listings of resources and agencies working with families in Posey County  Download Word document  soon

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Office:  Trinity United Church of Christ, Education Building

                 505 Mulberry Street, Mt.Vernon, Indiana 47620.

More Info: Call 812-781-2750 and visit www.gobigposey.org