The mission of Many Mothers is to play a role in supporting a healthy and vital community.
They do this by providing free in-home care, support, and mentoring to families following the birth or adoption of a baby, and to provide safe sleep education and implements to those in Santa Fe, Los Alamos, and Rio Arriba counties.
Many Mothers’ volunteer-staffed Maternal Support Program is the core of what the organization does: nurture new mothers and model positive parenting strategies to encourage healthy bonding for parents of infants 0-6 months old.
They strive to give any family in Santa Fe city/county, a full 36 hours of in-home support within a new baby’s first six months.
This service sends trained volunteers into the homes for about 3 hours a week for 12 weeks ( or more for twins/triplets) to help parents feel less isolated, to validate the challenges associated with parenting an infant, and to provide hands-on support around the home so the primary caregiver, usually the mother, can experience a bit of respite, leading to a lower perception of stress.
Staff and volunteers are in a position to refer and accompany families to access community resources to address issues related to immigration status, domestic abuse, education, and lack of employment.
Many Mothers is not trying to reproduce existing programs, but rather facilitate parent’s ability to successfully access and engage in existing programs.
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