Just Between Mothers
Just Between Mothers is a program collaboration of Mission: Motherhood and Associated Churches' ministry, A Baby's Closet (ABC). Mothers receive tangible items from education and prenatal/well-baby doctor visits with ABC and mental health support through motherhood mentoring with Just Between Mothers.
Jennifer's Story and Beginnings of Mission: Motherhood
1 in 5 mothers experience a Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorder (PMAD) and it is clear that there is a major lack of services specific to perinatal mental health in our community, on top of an already significant stigma surrounding mothers and mental health. But it doesn't have to be that way and Jennifer, Director of Just Between Mothers and Mission: Motherhood, is working to change the conversation.
In 2019, she spoke at TEDx Fort Wayne sharing her own isolating experience with Postpartum Depression and how we, as a community, need to R.A.I.S.E our mothers with Reverence Awareness Inclusion Support & Education.
Since sharing her story, more and more women have come out to me to share their own struggle with mental health in motherhood and the outpouring was tremendous. As a result, Mission: Motherhood was born.
When we are facing challenges, it’s helpful for us to be able to find support from others who understand exactly what we're going through, and that’s what you'll find at Mission: Motherhood.
We welcome you into a safe space where you can share your story with others who have had similar experiences. You are not alone.
Join our community. Embrace the journey. Enjoy motherhood.
More about Mission:Motherhood
Jennifer's TEDx Fort Wayne Story
Become a Motherhood Mentor
Motherhood Mentors are community volunteers who offer emotional and practical support, education, and companionship to mothers while creating a long-lasting relationship. If you are looking to volunteer to help other mothers on their journey, we are here for you! We are always in need of new volunteers!
Request a Motherhood Mentor
Regardless of race, ethnicity, or cultural background women share many common experiences, concerns, and needs. These commonalities bind us together and make us great mentors to each other. If you are a new mother or a mother that needs practical, emotional, or community support, we are here for you at any stage of motherhood!