Mothers Empowered brings pregnant women together in supportive groups at a critical time in their lives. The program is a partnership of Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation – Dayton and two area service organizations: Life stages – Centers for Women and Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley.
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 licensed social worker at every session.
Catholic Social Services provides parenting education covering how to care for an infant from the first days after delivery up through age three. The CSS social worker also helps match each new mother with the community resources she may need throughout her pregnancy and in the 18 months following. Continuing to meet on a regular basis after the births of the babies gives the young women more time to develop their friendships.
Young Mothers and Babies cared for annually