We receive applications from mothers that identify their needs and we make every attempt to meet those needs. We can (with your help) meet those needs, or find a referral agency that is better able to meet those specific needs.
Very often, we are asked to provide supplies for babies in the form of diapers, formula and miscellaneous baby products for moms that may be unable to obtain these items on their own.
Many applications indicate that these mothers are unable to provide basic food for their families. Sometimes, they have applied for food assistance with government agencies, and have been approved to receive food benefits, but have not received their benefits yet. So, we provide food gift cards to local grocery stores so that mothers can feed their family.
Many applications reveal that these mothers are days away (sometimes hours away) from utility shut-off. This is extremely dangerous when young babies and small children live in the home. Often extreme weather conditions mandate the necessity for heat in the cold temperatures and cool in the hot temperatures. Moms Help can make utility payments for mothers at risk of utility shut-off.
Some mothers ask for basic supplies for hygiene and personal care. We also provide supplies for mothers for personal care in the event that they are unable to obtain these items on their own.
There are many mothers who are returning to the work force after just receiving the good news of getting a new job only to realize that they have no possible way of paying for child care before receiving their first paycheck! We do not want a mother to be unable to start her new job because she cannot place her child/children in daycare so that she can go to her new job. Moms Help can provide a Daycare Subsidy for mothers that are returning to work and are not financially able to pay for the Daycare in the initial return to work.
We receive applications from mothers who have the good news of starting a new job! However, their new job requires the purchase of a uniform. Usually, these mothers do not have the financially capability to purchase their uniforms or they may not have any professional attire. Moms Help can provide a subsidy for professional attire (or mandatory uniforms) for mothers that are returning to work and are unable to afford the necessary clothing.
Moms Help receives applications indicating needs that far surpass our ability to help. Fortunately, we are aligned with fellow agencies that coordinate efforts so that we can best help these mothers in need. We proudly make referrals to licensed and board certified physicians for maternal health, mental and/or pediatric care when necessary.
Moms Help is always seeking to help moms become better moms! We offer the following courses on a continuing basis:
We continue to look for additional ways to help our mothers that ask us for help. We update the programs and services that we offer on a continuing basis to adjust to the needs of those applications that we receive. If there is a program or service that you would like to suggest, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org