Deanna Jackson, Executive Director of CRADLE, recently spoke at the Kiwanis dinner meeting at the Quality Inn. Pictured are from left to right Kiwanis Club President, David Wilson, Deanna Jackson and Al Riggle Kiwanian and CRADLE Board Member. The CRADLE Pregnancy Resource Center of Scottsburg, Indiana, provides assistance to pregnant women. CRADLE provides clothing, furniture and equipment, diapers and formula, free pregnancy tests and free ultrasounds by appointment.
Founded in 1994 at the First Christian Church, the mission of CRADLE has evolved from assistance during a crisis pregnancy to helping mothers become better parents. In decades past, mothers and grandmothers would work together on sewing, quilting, canning and other projects, sharing tips on parenting issues as they worked. This is less common today, and CRADLE fills the need of providing new mothers with the knowledge and advice needed to raise and care for their children.
CRADLE classes are free and are conducted in the CRADLE building at 501 Thomas Street, Scottsburg. The classes provide information about potty training, tantrums, budgeting and menus.
CRADLE has provided over 100 baby beds or bassinettes each year. Wes Clark, a member of the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club, has modified old baby beds with drop-down sides to become compliant with current federal safety regulations.
CRADLE serves families from Scott County and throughout Southern Indiana. For more information about CRADLE call 812-752-6898. The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club thanked Deanna for her presentation and for the vital services that CRADLE provides for women and children in our community.