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MOTHERWOMAN INC

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Supporting and empowering mothers by impacting family policy, building community safety nets, and promoting the leadership and resilience of

Building Community Safety Nets for All Mothers

  • When left unnoticed, perinatal depression and anxiety will have a lifelong effect on the child's cognitive, emotional, and behavioral health.
  • Lack of medical and mental health provider training and coordinated services means that many mothers who need support fall through the cracks.

“MotherWoman’s leadership has equipped the Franklin County Coalition of professionals who serve mothers to make positive changes in our community that will benefit mothers and families for years to come.”
- Linda Jablonski, RN

YOUR GIFT WILL help build Perinatal Support Coalitions in more communities. Tens of thousands of MA mothers and families will get the help they need, when they need it.

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Impacting Family Policy

  • Pregnant workers face discrimination in their workplaces through denial of simple accommodations. They are threatened with the loss of their jobs, even at the risk of health complications.
  • Many mothers are also the main source of income for their families. Women make up just over half of the workforce in MA; currently, 69.9 percent of women with children are in the labor force.
  • The United States is one of three countries that do not have a federally mandated maternity leave. The other two are Swaziland and Papua New Guinea.

Many working pregnant women are denied reasonable accommodations, like avoiding heavy lifting, drinking water, or taking a moment to sit down. MotherWoman seeks to advocate for policies like the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act in order to help working mothers.

YOUR GIFT WILL help change family policies so that working parents are not forced to choose between the jobs they need and the families they love.

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Supporting and Empowering Mothers

  • In the US, having a child is the single most significant indicator that a woman will experience poverty in her lifetime. Poverty is the #1 factor leading to maternal depression and anxiety.
  • Mothers face unrealistic expectations in their personal life, workplace, and community without effective support.
  • Postpartum depression and anxiety affects 10-20% of all mothers, (40-60% in low income communities) but is posed as an individual mother’s problem instead of a public health issue.

YOUR GIFT WILL ensure that support groups are available to strengthen thousands of diverse mothers in Western MA.

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When mothers are strong and supported, families and communities thrive. Make this vision a reality in Western MA!


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Organization Information

MOTHERWOMAN INC
220 Russell Street, Suite 200
Hadley, MA 01035

Phone
413-387-0703

Web
http://www.motherwoman.org

Email
sierra@motherwoman.org

Mission
Supporting and empowering mothers by impacting family policy, building community safety nets, and promoting the leadership and resilience of

EIN 141866590

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