HELPING CPS AND APS WITH SHORT TERM NEEDS OF ABUSED AND NEGLECTED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TEXAS
COMMUNITY PARTNERS OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY
We are deeply appreciative of a 2013 grant from Entergy that made it possible for CPMC to expand its efforts to assist CPS in discouraging co-sleeping by providing a bed for every child in need.
Consider making a donation that will allow CPMC
to provide a bed for every child.
A few years ago, the CPS Caseworkers made us aware of the terrible danger of suffocation many infants incur by sleeping in beds with their parents or older siblings. CPMC took action by stocking small portable beds (Pack-N-Plays) and inflatable air mattresses (with sheets and air pumps) and beds to be given to families to avoid co-sleeping
Recent articles about co-sleeping contain the following statements:
In recent years improved grants made it possible for CPMC to expand its efforts to assist CPS in discouraging co-sleeping by providing a bed for every child in need. This includes baby beds, toddler beds, twin beds and bunk beds. Since expanding this effort in late 2015, beds (with appropriate bedding) have been provided for 87 children in Montgomery County. An article in the Houston Chronicle reported that infant deaths after co-sleeping were as follows for the State of Texas:
2008 172 2011 164 2013 169
2009 167 2012 150 2014 182