At the heart of every family is a built-in powerful force, fighting against generational cycles of crime, poverty, and abuse - and for better health and more vibrant communities.

Mothers

 

 
 

How We Work

Our holistic program is relationship-based and participant-driven.

We offer professional in-home counseling and education, with wraparound programs and services that holistically address the unique challenges of at-risk mothers and their families.

 
 
 

Our Goals

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We Are

 
  • Increasing Prenatal & Infant Health

  • Lowering Infant & Maternal Mortality Rates

  • Breaking Cycles of Poverty & Abuse

  • Decreasing Dependence on Social Systems

  • Building Stronger & Safer Communities


 
 
Protecting young children from adversity is a promising, science-based strategy to address many of the most persistent and costly problems facing contemporary society, including limited educational achievement, diminished economic productivity, criminality, and disparities in health...
— American Pediatric Association

The science is catching up, with what we’ve been saying for decades.

Families need to come first.


New York Times | Nicholas Kristof

A Poverty Solution That Starts With A Hug

PERHAPS the most widespread peril children face isn’t guns, swimming pools or speeding cars. Rather, scientists are suggesting that it may be “toxic stress” early in life, or even before birth.

Read the article: https://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/opinion/sunday/kristof-a-poverty-solution-that-starts-with-a-hug.html

 

 

USA Today | Jayne O’Donnell

'Toxic stress' on children can harm their lifelong learning, mental and physical health

The more ACEs a person suffers as a child – divorce, domestic violence, family members with addiction – the higher the risk of problems later in learning, mental and physical health, even early death.

Read the article: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/10/05/toxic-stress-adverse-childhood-experiences-aces-lifelong-mental-physical-health/1358220002/

 

 

American Academy Of Pediatrics

The Lifelong Effects Of Early Childhood Adversity

Although debates about early childhood policy focus almost entirely on educational objectives, science indicates that sound investments in interventions that reduce adversity are also likely to strengthen the foundations of physical and mental health, which would generate even larger returns to all of society.

Read the article: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/129/1/e232

 

 
 

A Strong Nation Starts With Strong Mothers

 
 
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All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
— George Washington
All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
— Abraham Lincoln
If every mom in the world knew how awesome they were, every problem in the world would be fixed.
— Kid President

 
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Transform lives with us.

One mom. One baby.
One step at a time.

 
 
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
— Frederick Douglas
 
 
The future of any society depends on its ability to foster the healthy development of the next generation.
— Harvard University, Center On The Developing Child
 
 
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