"YOU'VE GOT THIS!" - CARE PACKAGES
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT
* This program is currently being suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
What are these care packages?
These care packages are boxes filled with:
mom's self-care essentials
a journal: Keeping a journal can help mom gain control of her emotions and improve her mental health
educational/informational material on perinatal mood disorders (postpartum depression and anxiety) and how to recognize early signs
educational/informational material for partners and helpers to better understand and support new parents
self-screening tests for postpartum depression and anxiety;
personal messages of support and encouragement
These packages are critical for new moms, especially those with limited means. "You've Got
This" packages give moms essential supplies and a connection to important resources.
They will be distributed to pregnant women in need through community partners, health organizations and clinics.
HOW DO THESE CARE PACKAGES HELP?
These care packages help with:
Providing practical help for moms and babies in need
Providing information and resources to moms and families
Raising awareness about postpartum struggles in the community
Educating the public on how you can better support new parents
Creating a team building activity for you and your organization
“Low-income mothers who don’t have enough diapers for their babies are more likely to report symptoms of depression and anxiety than other low-income mothers, according to new research from Yale University. Three in 10 poor mothers reported that they cannot afford an adequate supply of diapers, the study found.”
— Psych Central