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."
New on Saturdays! Yoga for Prenatal, Postpartum & Baby Yoga
Join us on Saturdays! Our drop-in yoga class is now for prenatal and postpartum caregivers and pre-walking infants. Find more great education, support, self-care, and other events for families, caregivers, and volunteers on our calendar.Read More
Drop-in Pregnancy Support Group at The Family Center
Did you know that Many Mothers and The Birthing Tree jointly offer a free drop-in session for expecting parents? Share in the excitement and anxieties of pregnancy every Wednesday from 11am-12pm at The Family Center (at the Many Mothers office building--4001 Office Court Drive, Suite #207, in Santa Fe). Find more great education, support, self-care, and other events for families, caregivers, and volunteers on our calendar.Read More
Santa Fe New Mexican: Many Mothers, The Birthing Tree opening parenting center
“With the move, Many Mothers is evolving from an almost entirely in-home service to also having a gathering place for mothers. “Many Mothers only had about 500 square feet in the old location and now boasts about 2,500 square feet,” Executive Director Kai Forsley said. “This is the next chapter, coming out with a public meeting space for parents working with each other, making connections,” Forsley said.” We are thankful to the Santa Fe New Mexican for this wonderful feature! You can read the full article here.Read More
Many Mothers Aims To Support Perinatal Families
“Being a parent is one of the most difficult jobs in the world. At times, parents need additional help. This is where Many Mothers helps fill a void. The Santa Fe-based organization pairs volunteers with moms who need a hand with their infants. “Each mother’s journey is unique and personal, which means that the issues one mother faces will be different than another mother,” said Kai Forsley, Many Mothers executive director. “The beauty of Many Mothers is that we have staff that can work with mothers, caregivers and families to individually assess the goal of each family during the perinatal stage.” When the pandemic began to shut down the world, Many Mothers and its volunteers were determined to make sure…Read More