Hands-On Help for Families with Infants
The families we support are a perfect representation of the diversity found in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Filled with hope and exhaustion as new members join their family, each caregiver is met by our volunteers with open arms and an open heart, ready to do for them whatever they need to feel more relaxed and more confident as they go about their days and weeks. The comfort and joy that each match brings is palpable and can be seen on everyone’s faces.
What Families are Saying
Forming a Special Bond
"[My volunteer] was incredible. My three year old formed a special bond with her and looked forward to her visits every week. Having someone come to my home who will accept where I am — with dirty dishes, tired eyes, and the like — and support me is invaluable. It gives me time to breathe, and in doing so, it helps facilitate a better relationship with my family and a better relationship with myself."
Support for New Families
"It’s easy as a first time mom to worry about it all. But my volunteer helped me to put things into perspective and reassured me I’m doing just fine."
A Difference in the Lives of Our Children
"Many Mothers has made an enormous difference in our lives with both of my children. I can’t recommend it enough and appreciate the services so wholeheartedly."
Mother’s Day Online Auction: Pre-bids begin April 21st!
Hello Friends: Many Mothers has an upcoming online auction, with pre-bids beginning today! We invite you to bid on prizes for our critical Mothers Day Flex Fund, which benefits struggling families. A full 50% of Americans face great difficulty paying an emergency expense of $400, leaving a quarter of families unable to pay it at all. Eligible, enrolled families can receive emergency support from Many Mothers. Support includes up to $250/family in material assistance for a crib, food, gas cards, rent/utilities, diapers, or baby supplies. Items include: gift certificates to Santa Fe restaurants, a chance to take pottery classes at Paseo Pottery, art by local artist Jack Dunn, and a Go Pro camera. Please consider sending this out to…Read More
Meet Marissa: Our New Program Manager
Many Mother welcomes Program Manager Marissa Visscher who is overseeing coordination and administration of Many Mothers’ programs and services. After obtaining a BS in Community Health Education, Marissa served for two and half years in the United States Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan as a health education volunteer. This experience instilled a passion for serving community, in particular the wellbeing of women and children.Read More
KSFR reports on the work Many Mothers is doing for families before, during and post-pandemic
When the pandemic forced schools and childcare centers to shut down, more than five million American mothers gave up their jobs. Currently, The New York Times reports that 1.3 million of these women are still out of work. As a result, the leaders of more than 200 small, medium and large companies have formed the Care Economy Business Council, which is urging sweeping reforms in the caregiving infrastructure so more mothers can return to work. Listen to the full report HERERead More
NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH NEW MEXICO FOUNDATION
When the pandemic forced schools and childcare centers to shut down, more than five million American mothers gave up their jobs. Currently, The New York Times reports that 1.3 million of these women are still out of work. As a result, the leaders of more than 200 small, medium and large companies have formed the Care Economy Business Council, which is urging sweeping reforms in the caregiving infrastructure so more mothers can return to work.Read More