Project Category: Financial Donations
Number of Participants: N/A
Duration of Project: N/A
Service Opportunities: Opportunities to donate funds
Location: 139 Ocean Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905 MAP LINK
Families First RI is a grassroots non-profit organization that pairs moms of infants with highly trained Volunteer Mentor Moms. Some moms may be coping with the typical challenges associated with caring for an infant, and possibly older children. Some of these challenges may include balancing the expectations of work and family, financial stress, health issues, or single parenting. Other moms may be experiencing, or are at risk for, postpartum depression (PPD), or an anxiety disorder. Some moms who are pregnant may also feel depressed, anxious or isolated. The mission of Families First is to provide in-home psychiatric evaluations, treatment referrals, social support, and parenting education to women who are experiencing, or who are at risk for, depression. Pregnant women and those in the postpartum year are referred to us by hospitals, visiting nurses and psychiatrists. Families First addresses the challenges of postpartum adjustment and the risks of maternal depression by providing peer mentoring through weekly home visits with our trained and supervised volunteers, as well as social and educational gatherings.
Impact: The goal of the program is to restore confidence in the mother by offering her non-judgmental support, and to promote supportive relationships within her community.
Volunteer Responsibilities: Volunteers can donate to Families First on their website or mail in donations at the above address.
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