This fall, the JLC awarded City of Promise a $4,000 grant to support the project: Mentoring Mothers through Promise Baby Academy. City of Promise provides academic support and community uplift to the 10th and Page, Westhaven, and Starr Hill neighborhoods of Charlottesville. City of Promise supports these communities through one-on-one academic coaching, adult empowerment, health and wellness activities. Mentoring Mothers through Promise Baby Academy is an 8 week program for new and expectant mothers and their children. The goals of the program are ensuring parents have information and supports needed for healthy pregnancies and equipping parents to support their children’s early physical, emotional, and cognitive development.
This fall, the JLC awarded Postpartum Support Virginia (PSVa) a $4,000 grant to support the project: Peer Mentoring for Mothers Experiencing Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs). Postpartum Support Virginia’s mission is to help new and expectant mothers and their families overcome anxiety, depression, and other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Postpartum Support Virginia’s vision is that all childbearing women in Virginia will receive information about PMADs and have access to help. Peer Mentoring for Mothers Experiencing PMADs adds a mentoring component to augment two Charlottesville Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder support groups. With this funding, PSVa is expanding support services to offer individual peer mentoring to support group attendees.