MotherWoman promotes the resilience and empowerment of mothers and their communities by building community-capacity and advocating for just policies through evidence based research and grassroots organizing.
We speak out to all moms: We see you. We hear you.
MotherWoman’s philosophy is that…Mothers are powerful. When mothers are valued and supported, we are more successful in all areas of our lives, which benefits our children, families and communities. Creating communities of equity, genuine respect, and non-judgment for all mothers increases our collective power. Laws and policies that support families benefit everyone. To that end, inclusivity, cultural humility, equity, and social and reproductive justice are guiding principles of our efforts.

MotherWoman Support Groups

Our groups offer safety, consistency and clarity so that each woman can speak her truth.

Our facilitators strive to create rare, treasured safe places of non-judgment and acceptance for all mothers.

 

Three Pillars of Our Mission

Building Community Safety Nets

Promoting Good Public Policy

What Our Moms Say

I think that I had a fairly “typical” postpartum period. My son didn’t have that sleepy first week or so, however – he just seemed to cry! I felt overwhelmed, wondered why he had done this, and I had a hard time finding any joy in it. Congratulatory cards advising us to “savor every moment” made me think something was wrong with us! My husband, who was home for the first six weeks, spent that time angry and resentful. I didn’t know how we were going to survive.

Jane

Everyone kept telling me “hang in there, it gets so much better.” For me, it got harder after 12 weeks. I knew some other mothers going to MotherWoman. I was resistant to coming because I didn’t want to sit in a group of depressed, sad women! But I was desperate so I decided to try. Thank God!

Heather

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