Center for Early Relationship Support®
Lauren & Mark Rubin Visiting Moms®
|Sometimes a friendly face, adult conversation, a chance to tell someone that you feel overwhelmed and tired can make a world of difference. Visiting Moms are trained to help mothers gain confidence in their new role as a parent. They know what resources are available in your community. And they conveniently visit you in your home.
Visiting Moms: A Home Visiting Program for New Mothers
The Visiting Moms program is for pregnant women and parents of newborns who want support and companionship for themselves. A Visiting Mom volunteer will come to your home for one hour a week toward the end of your pregnancy and continue through the trying first months of infancy or up to your baby's first birthday. Together you can talk confidentially. You may ask questions and share your concerns or feelings. Trained by JF&CS, and a mother herself, the Visiting Mom provides consistent support for you during the challenging early months of your life with your new baby. And it's free. The Visiting Moms program provides a native Spanish speaking Visiting Mom for new mothers whose primary language is Spanish.
We are currently seeking new Visiting Mom volunteers to serve the North Shore; Boston; the Cambridge/Somerville/Watertown area; and the northern suburbs, which include Arlington, Malden, Wakefield, and Woburn.
Interested in volunteering? Fill out our volunteer registration form to start the process.
Thanks to a very generous gift from the Epstein-Rubin Family, the Visiting Moms Program is named for Lauren and Mark Rubin.
For more information, call 781-647-JFCS (5327) or email your questions via our contact us page.