Companion for New Moms


(39.04295,-122.91508)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

180 North Main StreetLakeport, CA 95453


About

Mother-Wise is a program whose goal is to optimize bonding between mother and child by reducing the severity of Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMADS), which include Postpartum Depression (PPD). The project will recruit, train and match volunteer companions with mothers of newborns. You will provide support to the mothers by way of in home visits, phone calls and other means to facilitate prevention, education and intervention. You will develop your own network of volunteers to support your companionship role. When needed, you will intervene with the aid of a professional therapist. Comprehensive and on-going training of all volunteers and professional therapists on PMADS is an essential component of this project. The volunteers mission is to support the mother's emotional needs, promote bonding between the mother and baby, and to assist the mother in providing a safe and healthy environment for her child/children.

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
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