Family is everything. A healthy pregnancy and emotional and physical support postpartum can make a difference in the future wellness of children. The Mommy Matters program aims to relieve and nurture all families adjusting to the reality of a newborn. Community wellness begins with health and is maintained by self-care.

Our mission - who we serve & why

Mommy Matters focuses on the mental and physical health for pregnant women and their families. Our mission is to increase outreach efforts to destigmatize mental health issues, increase positive birthing experiences and birth outcomes, all which lead to healthier families in communities of color.

Our goal is to:

  • Address healthcare deficiencies for women of color who are pregnant
  • Address mental health issues for women of color both prior to and after giving birth
  • Destigmatize mental health issues for women of color who are pregnant
  • Address other issues that can affect a family’s mental health, such as food insecurity, family violence, substance abuse, and housing insecurity
  • Address lack of resources for parenting advice in the community
  • Address mental health and poverty related issues that affect women of color and their families

Our program - how we serve you

Birthing Education with Doula

Early Childhood Education with Doula

Wellness Routine Building with Occupational Therapist

Therapy Services with Mental Health Therapist

Holistic Treatments

Yoga Classes

Our partners - who serves & how

Doulas and Mental Health Professionals (MHP) will work closely with each family to help them understand the changes taking place for the mother and child, and what can be expected. Once the child is born, the Doula will work with the new mother on various postpartum issues and works with the family in-person to better monitor the family’s health. The MHP will provide counseling, therapy, and will be in weekly contact through a combination of telehelath video conferencing and in-person visits.

Support - weekly conversations & gatherings

The Support Squad works closely with the client and family during pregnancy and for a period of twelve months following the birth. Afterwards, the Support Squad checks in periodically for one year to make sure the client and her children are thriving.

The Support Squad, with its wraparound services, offers a village mentality to build trust over the long term that will help client families seeks and follow-through on medical and mental health treatments. Care will be provided through a combination of in-person visits, phone calls, and telehealth facilitated face-to-face talks.

Are you a mother or have a family member in your home that is expecting a child?

Do you think your family may benefit from a support squad that includes a doula, a mental health provider and a case manager?

Mommy Matters Referral Process

Mommy Matters aims to increase access to maternal health care and improve birthing and parenting experiences for healthier families.

Eligible clients must meet 3 out of the 6 criteria to qualify:
(a) is pregnant
(b) has given birth within past 24 months
(c) is parenting a child that is 0-5 years old
(d)is a child, adolescent or adult that resides with an expecting mother or a mother of a child 0-5 years old
(e) assessment scores meets identified at-risk range
(f) a MHP provider recommends participation

MOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED.

Help us to continue and expand programming so that we can empower more families; starting with the mother. MOMMY MATTERS.

Consider donating to our cause or volunteering as peer support.

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