Essential Needs for Moms2B
Although our giving page is no longer active, you can still donate. If you would like to provide any additional support to our project, please do so here. You can also visit our current project here, to help celebrate 10 years of Moms2B.
Why Your Support Matters
Moms2B provides direct services to expectant and new mothers with the aim of reducing infant deaths and improving infant and maternal outcomes. Our families live in poverty and face food insecurity, poor housing and neighborhood violence. Many suffer from mental illness and domestic violence. As we practice social distancing and shelter at home through the COVID-19 storm, our families’ struggles are exacerbated. Incomes have disappeared. Stress and anxiety has increased. Access to healthy food is even scarcer.
Despite necessary changes to our daily operations, Moms2B remains a safe haven – a trusted friend – in the midst of this pandemic. Moms in our program have been seeking additional services and emergency assistance. In addition, new moms are enrolling at an unprecedented rate. Our team is working to coordinate and provide for the critical needs of the families we serve and, in turn, our expenses are increasing at a rapid pace. We are stretching resources as we are able, but demand is quickly outpacing the dollars we have in hand. We are actively pursuing new sources of support to help cover critical needs for our families. Among the most critical need is ensuring our families have access to nutritious meals daily and essential needs.
Moms2B is an innovative community-based pregnancy program for low income women, established by The Ohio State University, in 2010. Moms2B is designed to:
Improve the health status of at-risk communities
Empower pregnant women to deliver full-term healthy babies
Reduce low birth weight infants
Reduce infant mortality
Eliminate racial and economic disparities in infant mortality
The Moms2B program reaches 795 pregnant women every year and an almost equal number of postpartum women; 85% of these women are enrolled in Medicaid; 10% are uninsured. Nearly 2/3rds are African American.
Moms2B interacts with women in community settings, in six churches, Ohio State East Hospital, Wallace Auditorium and Mount Carmel West’s Center for Healthy Living. Pregnant women in these settings are interviewed and will be referred to the prenatal care clinics of their choice.