NEW PARENT CONNECTION

Post-partum Peer Support Program

Peer Support Program

We know the value of a smooth transition into parenthood, and believe that children blossom from supported parents. So, we have initiated a volunteer-driven model of post-partum care, in hopes that many more may benefit from the resulting social and practical support.

Getting ready to be a mom?

A volunteer can ease your transition with weekly visits or helping out in whatever way you need. Contact us today to get the help you need!

How Step Up for Kids is shaped by the Center for Social Policy’s Strengthening Families’ Protective Factors: An Original Song to Share the 5 Protective Factors to Prevent Child Abuse. With Jonathan Best.

Volunteer

We are recruiting volunteers who are in alignment with values of compassion, acceptance, and willingness to support.

We are working with volunteers to offer a few hours/week for the first months of postpartum parenthood to new mothers, catering to their individual needs. We may make tea, help with housework, draw a soothing herbal bath, offer books, hold their baby, connect with community resources, run errands, and be a compassionate presence in what might otherwise be an isolated time of transition into an intensely demanding role.

Training

All volunteers are required to attend two classes: “Mom to Mom Basic Introduction” and “Empathy Training”. Classes are held at the Prescott Public Library.

Please e-mail us at sallimaxwell@gmail.com if you would like to sign up for volunteering. We ask for 24 hours of your time, spread out through a new mother’s “fourth trimester.”