Mothers Empowered brings pregnant women together in supportive groups at a critical time in their lives. The program is a partnership of Good Samaritan Foundation and Lifestages Centers for Women.
The goals of the program are to:
1. Reduce premature births, low birth weight, and infant mortalities
2. Build parenting skills and social support networks for mothers in our community
Participants see a midwife, a nutritionist, and a social worker at each session.
Additional support is provided to moms, such as matching each new mother with the community resources she may need throughout her pregnancy and after. Continuing to meet on a regular basis after the births of the babies gives the young women more time to develop friendships, feel connected to their community, and know they have a support system surrounding them.
Young Mothers and Babies cared for annually