The Momma Moments Program is a peer-to-peer support and strengths-based group for young parents or pregnant mothers. It provides moms and their children with wrap-around support to navigate the challenges of motherhood, which they often face in addition to social isolation, financial demands, and limited social and family support. Momma Moments currently operates in St. John's and Conception Bay South, where groups meet once a week for programming that emphasizes overall wellness - mental, physical, spiritual, and social - for both mother and child. Young mothers have access to healthy recreational activities, as well as resources and discussions on topics of family building, income supports, mental health, education, nutrition, and more. In addition, staff act as advocates for the well-being of mothers and their children. Volunteers provide child minding services, and staff and volunteers of Momma Moments prepare meals for moms and kids - with extra to take home. The young mothers and kids in this program work hard to overcome challenges and build brighter futures. By combining healthy interventions for the moms, and taking a prevention approach with the kids, this program ambitiously works towards intergenerational change by breaking cycles of poverty and homelessness.
Peer-to-peer support and strengths-based group for young parents or pregnant mothers. Provides Moms and children with wrap-around supports.