Looking for Mothers to Help New Moms - Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan

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Jewish Family & Children's Service

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Visiting Moms

JF&CS Lauren and Mark Rubin Visiting Moms is looking for volunteers to serve new moms in the Boston communities, particularly Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan. The Rubin Visiting Moms program matches experienced mothers with new mothers who would benefit from a supportive connection. The Rubin Visiting Mom volunteer, who receives training and ongoing supervision from JF&CS staff, provides supportive visits to the mother of a newborn once a week until the baby’s first birthday. Additionally, the Rubin Visiting Moms group meets bi-weekly for supervision.

Who We Are Looking For

Experience living in Boston and working/being with families affected by trauma is required. People of color are encouraged to apply, as well as others who are actively committed to cultural humility/awareness.

Interested in volunteering? Visit www.jfcsboston.org/volunteer and fill out our volunteer registration form to begin the process.

For more information, please contact volunteers@jfcsboston.org

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About Jewish Family & Children's Service

Location:

1430 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451, US

Mission Statement

Jewish Family & Children's Service (JF&CS) cares for individuals and families by providing exceptional human service and health care programs, guided by Jewish traditions of social responsibility, compassion, and respect for all members of the community.

Description

For almost 150 years, Jewish Family & Children's Service has been the safety net for over 30,000 individuals and families in 80 Greater Boston communities. Since its inception, the focus of JF&CS has been to support our friends and neighbors through difficult life transitions and times of personal crisis, offering programs and services for every stage of life.

JF&CS is especially responsive to the needs of vulnerable members of our community: newborns and their parents, individuals with development disabilities or persistent mental illness, families at risk and the frail elderly. What makes our continuum of programs unique is our steadfast dedication to caring not only for the physical and economic health of individuals and families, but also for their emotional and spiritual well-being.

JF&CS is always ready to respond, no matter how difficult the problem and regardless of a person's background or ability to pay.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

154 Centre StreetBoston, MA 02124

(42.29303,-71.06612)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Weekly visits, plus twice a month supervision for a minimum of one year.
  • Experienced moms whose children are older than 18 months. Have weekday morning availability, access to a car, attend an initial 10-hour training, held as five 2-hour sessions. Provide a minimum of 2 references and undergo a background check.

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