Moms Helping Moms
MHM has five programs to help us achieve our mission of providing underserved families in New Jersey with equitable access to the essentials they need to provide their children with a safe and healthy start.
HEALTHY START FOR BABIES PROGRAM
MHM distributes critical essentials to 100,000+ individuals per year, including 600,000+ diapers per year. Essentials include diapers, wipes, clothes, shoes, blankets, hygiene items, pack n plays, strollers, and more. Click here to learn more about Diaper Need.
MHM officially began collecting and distributing period supplies on October 19, 2019, which was the first National Period Day. Our clients are offered these period items alongside our other items like diapers, safety supplies, and clothing. Click here to learn more about Period Poverty.
EARLY LITERACY PROGRAM
MHM knows the importance of helping children develop the tools they need to become successful readers and lifelong learners. These skills allow a young child to enter school with a love of books and a readiness to learn.
With every diaper distribution, we ensure that each child we serve receives at least one book. We also distribute literature in English and Spanish to parents/caregivers on the importance of early reading, counting, talking, and singing with children. We accept donations of new or gently used books for children ages 0-5.
In 2021 MHM began distributing brand new car seats to our families. In our first year, we have given out over 80 new car seats. We look forward to expanding this program as infants cannot leave the hospital without a car seat and we are seeing an increase in demand for this essential item. We currently accept donations of NEW car seats only.
MHM engages in advocacy and awareness-building efforts related to diaper need and period poverty. We organize diaper and period product drives in our local communities to highlight the importance of these issues and encourage people to donate diapers or dollars to make an impact. We also participate in Diaper Need Awareness Week and Period Poverty Awareness Week each year to help bring awareness to the community and state and local governments. Click here to learn more about how you can advocate for these important causes.
WE CAN DO THIS CAMPAIGN
MHM is participating in We Can Do This, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s COVID-19 Public Education Campaign to get accurate information about COVID vaccines into communities. Learn more at https://wecandothis.hhs.gov/