A FRAMEWORK OF IDEAS
Many Mothers is not a franchise. It is a framework of ideas, experiences and the generosity of volunteers that can be adapted to provide services through a neighborhood, an agency, a daycare, a medical center or a group of friends. This cost-effective, easy to replicate program is available to any community interested in offering similar services to new families. Prior to her passing in 2008, Anne McCormick designed a guide: How to Develop a Volunteer Service for Families with Newborns, so all communities could create a similar program of support for new primary caregivers. Anne's program has inspired replication in several states.
Inspiring Program Replication in Several States
MOTHER MENTORS | Widbey Island, Washington – Mother Mentors is a non-profit seeking to nurture mothers and other caregivers of young children through practical and emotional support. They connect with mothers, fathers, and other caregivers of young children through one-on-one mentoring, gatherings, and play groups to instill confidence, build community and grow hope in our families. mothermentors.org
SECURE BEGINNINGS | Oak View, California – The mission of Secure Beginnings is to nurture healthy relationships for families with children ages 0-5 through classes, groups, and programs supported by educators and professionals in this field. securebeginnings.org
BEBO (Birth Education Beyond the Ordinary) | Westchester, New York – A not-for-profit organization providing education and support to women, birthing people, and families during pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond. Through their Village of Mothers volunteer program, the BEBO Scholars program, family financial assistance, and support for local childbirth education classes, they serve the Westchester, NY area, providing services in English and Spanish. beboinc.org
MISSION: MOTHERHOOD | Fort Wayne, Indiana – Created as a community for mothers of all backgrounds experiencing maternal mental health conditions. For all the good and the bad days, they know that Motherhood is a journey. They are there to offer mothers specialized networks and programming that is supportive of their own mental health. missionmotherhoodfw.com
IT TAKES A VILLAGE | Cummington, Massachusetts – Provides free postpartum and early parenting support to families with babies and young children living in Western Massachusetts. They inspire the community to welcome the newest members of their Village. hilltownvillage.org
PARENTING VILLAGE | Rochester, NY – Fosters the health and wellbeing of children and families in the Rochester area by offering support and connection for all families. Parenting Village also offers professionally facilitated drop-in support groups for caregivers; a home-based peer support program for families with new babies; and connection and collaboration events. These include an annual festival connecting families to local resources and ongoing community events. parentingvillage.org
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