Led by physicians and addiction/mental health professionals, Rutland Regional Babies and Mother’s Beginning In-Sync or BAMBI program provides integration of medical and counseling services to expectant and new moms with substance abuse problems.
Ensuring the health of both mother and child, and helping prevent premature births, this unique approach to care involves engaging both the hospital and community resources needed to help women get into a treatment program that works for them. The BAMBI program also ensures that newborns and young children have access to needed health and human services.
Services are tailored to meet each woman’s individual needs, including obstetric care, group and individual counseling, 12-step meetings, family counseling, and home monitoring.
Service providers include The Community Care Network, including Evergreen Substance Abuse Services; maternal child health nurses from the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice; and nurses from Rutland Regional’s Women’s & Children’s Unit.
Women in the custody of the Vermont Department of Corrections receive in-prison care. BAMBI care providers also work closely with the state Department of Children and Families.
Physicians or individuals interested in learning about the BAMBI program should call 802.786.1479. The service is part of Rutland Regional’s comprehensive outpatient Psychiatric and Behavioral Health programs.