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Peer Support That Promotes Self Care &  Healing

Explore and join the many different peer support groups that we offer here at Shades Of Motherhood Network.

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Our Services

At the shades of mothehood 

We offer a range of services to support and empower mothers & families on their unique journeys. Delve into the depths of motherhood with our peer groups, where dedicated mentors provide personalized guidance, empathy, and encouragement tailored to your individual needs. Connect with a vibrant community of like-minded mothers in our group peer groups, fostering relationships and sharing experiences in a supportive network. Stay informed and empowered through our comprehensive information hub, offering a wealth of resources, articles, and expert insights on pregnancy, parenting, and self-care. Join us in celebrating the diverse tapestry of motherhood at our community events, including virtual gatherings, workshops, and meet-ups, providing opportunities to connect with experts and fellow mothers. At The Shades of Motherhood Network, we're committed to embracing every shade of motherhood through personalized support, community connection, and reliable information.

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Our Peer Support Specialist

Please Meet Our Peer Support Specialist here at SOMN

"Our mission is to empower Black and Brown people during their perinatal journey by creating an inclusive, stigma-free space that nurtures mental health.

Our Goals that guide 

Our Purpose 
& Implementation

These goals collectively contribute to the effectiveness of peer support programs, offering a framework for creating supportive environments where individuals can grow, heal, and support one another.

1. Encouraging Connection: Foster connections among individuals
facing similar challenges or experiences, creating a sense of
community and belonging.

2. Providing Emotional Support: Offer a safe and empathetic space
for sharing feelings, experiences, and concerns without fear of
judgment.

3. Sharing Knowledge and Experience: Facilitate the exchange of
information, coping strategies, and personal experiences that can help
others navigate similar situations.

4. Enhancing Empowerment: Empower individuals to take an active
role in their own well-being, encouraging autonomy and self-advocacy.

5. Reducing Isolation: Combat feelings of loneliness and isolation
by creating opportunities for social interaction and understanding.

6. Promoting Recovery and Resilience: Support individuals in their
journey toward recovery by instilling hope, resilience, and a sense of
optimism.

7. Validating Experiences: Validate the experiences and emotions
of participants, normalizing their feelings and reducing stigma.

8. Improving Coping Skills: Share and develop coping mechanisms,
stress management techniques, and problem-solving strategies to
enhance overall well-being.

9. Providing Nonjudgmental Listening: Cultivate active listening
skills among peers to provide a nonjudgmental and supportive
environment.

10. Encouraging Peer-Led Support: Empower individuals to take on
supportive roles within their community, fostering a culture of mutual
aid and assistance.


 

Thank You Sponsors for Making This Possible!

Our peer groups are sponsored by the Learning Project Network through the DCYF Perinatal Mental Health Community Grant

Learn more about the Learning Project Network

"Our vision is to create a future where maternal mental health equity isachieved by acknowledging and addressing the enduring impact ofposttraumatic slave syndrome (PTSS) on individuals and communities. Weenvision a society that recognizes the historical trauma of slavery,actively works to heal its generational wounds, and fosters mentalwell-being for all.

SOMN

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