Who We Are

What is Welcome Baby

Welcome Baby is a free community service offered by United Way of Utah County and the Utah County Health Department.

Welcoming a new baby into your home is an overwhelming experience. Like other first-time parents, you are probably experiencing feelings of excitement and anticipation, as well as anxiety and uncertainty. The next few years of your child’s life are very critical, and parents play a vital role in promoting healthy growth and development. Because children don’t come with a user’s manual, parents are left to follow their instincts, rely on previous knowledge, research the answers or ask family and friends for advice. It is definitely a learning experience, but not one that has to be done alone.

Our Mission

We recognize parents’ desire to be the best mothers and fathers they can be. We are here to provide resources to help: current information on parenting, home visitations from experienced nurses or trained parent educators, and increased support for family stability.

Meet the Team

Stephanie Anderson

Stephanie Anderson

Welcome Baby Coordinator

Stephanie Anderson is the current Welcome Baby Coordinator for United Way of Utah County. She has held this position for the last six years. Before coming to work for United Way she worked as the Ready To Learn Coordinator for KBYU television, she helped develop twelve workshops that focuses on basic child development skills. She is currently an early education trainer for Care About Child Care. Stephanie graduated with her Bachelors in Human Development from Brigham Young University and received her Master's in Early Childhood Education from Arizona State University.

Beth O’Brien

Beth O’Brien

Volunteer Trainer

Beth O’Brien is first and foremost a wife to Mike and mother to their six sensational children. She views these relationships as her greatest work, her most important roles, and her truest source of joy. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Marriage and Family Studies from Brigham Young University-Idaho in April 2015. One of Beth’s favorite aspects of working at Welcome Baby is training new volunteers and facilitating opportunities for community involvement.

Kristine McIntyre

Kristine McIntyre

Playgroup Leader

Kristine McIntyre is the Playgroup Leader for the Welcome Baby program. She leads playgroup at the Utah County Health Department and the South Franklin Community Center, as well as prepares the activities for playgroup each week. Kristine graduated from BYU with a degree in Human Development in December of 2016, and has been with Welcome Baby since the summer of 2015. Originally from Seattle, WA, Kristine now lives in the Provo area with her husband, Eric.