'The NYPD is here for them.' NYPD hosts Bronx community baby shower ahead of the holidays

Tuesday’s baby shower was hosted by the NYPD’s Community Affairs Department. Families at the shower were provided with basic needs items and introduced to health and wellness offers and options around the city.

News 12 Staff

Nov 15, 2022, 10:34 PM

Updated 586 days ago


The NYPD held a community baby shower in the Bronx, to help Bronx mothers and those who are expecting. 
Tuesday’s baby shower was hosted by the NYPD’s Community Affairs Department. Families at the shower were provided with basic needs items and introduced to health and wellness offers and options around the city. 
“These types of events help the community out a lot,” said Detective Fred Washington, of the NYPD Community Affairs Bureau. “A lot of women don’t get services that they really need.” 
Dulce Hernandez is a Bronx mother who had her first child nine years ago, and said that she wasn’t aware of the available resources the first time she gave birth.
"We suffer at home by ourselves,” said Hernandez. "I'm educating myself more on the resources that the community offers. And what I need, what my body needs.” 
Officers at the shower told News 12 that 60 vendors were present offering services, including multiple city agencies.  
Today marks the department’s fifth baby shower in the past year, with no plans for the support of mothers to stop there. 
“The NYPD is here for them,” said Washington. “We’re here for them 24 hours a day, seven days a week.” 

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