North Central Health District counties awarded car seat mini grant
MACON, Ga. -- Middle Georgia parents who don't have access to car seats for their children will soon have the chance to get one.
A new grant through the Georgia Department of Public Health's Injury Prevention Program is supplying ten car seats per month to several Middle Georgia counties.
Safe Kids Coordinator Stephanie Hyman said that the seats fill a large need for parents.
Hyman said, "Most of the parents that do receive the seats are very grateful. Usually it's a huge need. A lot of the calls I do get are actually pregnant moms, so they need these seats in order to get out of the hospital. So they are really grateful and they know that they really need it, so when I'm able to supply it for them they are really happy."
The free seats are available in Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Peach, Twiggs, Washington and Wilkinson Counties.
To get a car seat, parents must be receiving Medicaid or WIC and must also take a car safety course.
Parents interested in getting a free car seat through the program can contact their local health department. Find out where your local health department is here.