Project Harmony is a program of Meeker-McLeod-Sibley Community Health Services (CHS).
Project Harmony is a grant-funded program through the Department of Human Services that supports pregnant and parenting women in addiction to stop using drugs and alcohol and get on a path of recovery.
Project Harmony uses a team made up of a Public Health Nurse and a Recovery Coach to help women reduce barriers to sobriety, to allow them to experience a chemical free pregnancy and birth, and provide support for healthy parenting. This program serves pregnant and parenting women who have a history of or are currently using chemicals with children birth to age 8. Some incentives are also available through the program.
If you or someone you know would benefit from the Project Harmony Program, please contact the county you live in to make a referral.
- For a referral in McLeod County call (320) 864-3185
- For a referral in Meeker County call (320) 693-5370
- For a referral in Sibley County call (507) 237-4000
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) are physical, learning and behavioral problems that can affect an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. Individuals with FASD can struggle in the classroom and in the community. Problems with impulse control, hyperactivity, and not understanding consequences can lead to behavior problems in the classroom and often to criminal offenses later in life. It is estimated that every 1:100 children born are directly affected by prenatal exposure to alcohol, but in reality we are all affected by FASD.
FASD involves permanent damage to the brain but it is 100% preventable!
Please consider what you can do to help spread the word that there is no safe time, no safe kind and no safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy.
For more information on FASD, visit these websites: