Vermont Oxford Centers of Excellence
Advent Health Ottawa
Advent Health Shawnee Mission
Ascension Via Christi-Manhattan
Ascension Via Christi-St. Joseph
Allen County Regional Hospital
Community Healthcare System
Community Memorial Healthcare
Citizens Medical Center
Geary Community Hospital
Hays Medical Center
Hiawatha Community Hospital
Hutchison Regional Medical Center
Kansas Midwives Alliance
Kearny County Hospital
Labette Health
Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Memorial Health System-Abilene
Menorah Medical Center
Nemaha Valley Community Hospital
Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center
Newman Regional Health
Olathe Medical Center
Overland Park Regional Medical Center
Rooks County Health Center
Salina Regional Health Center
Southwest Medical Center
Stormont Vail Health
Wesley Medical Center
Western Plains Medical Center
University of Kansas Health System
University of Kansas Health System-St. Francis

Throughout pregnancy and parenting, there are many milestones along the way. For a mother with substance abuse disorder, one of the most life-changing can be reaching out for help.

Hope Starts Now 
launched in 2020 and focuses on encouraging pregnant and parenting women experiencing opioid use disorder or substance use to seek support and treatment by calling the Parent Helpline at 1-800-CHILDREN. The Parent Helpline is a free, anonymous information and referral service in Kansas. It provides a trained person on the other end who will listen, empathize with your situation, and offer support. The Helpline is available 24/7 in English and Spanish.

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Learn more about opioid misuse and overdose, data, and prevention resources at KDHE’s Prevent Overdose website. Then like and follow Hope Starts Now Kansas on Facebook. The Hope Starts Now campaign was developed by a workgroup made up of many dedicated partners from the Kansas Power of the Positive (KPoP). The campaign is supported by KDHE with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Essentials for Childhood Initiative, which promotes safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments as being crucial to preventing the early adversity of child abuse and neglect.