Mother’s Heart provides a diverse range of care to women at all stages of their pregnancy and early motherhood. Depending on the situation, this can include:
- counselling, family mediation and crisis intervention;
- antenatal and postnatal care, parenting skills and support during delivery;
- financial support for basic needs; baby essentials; emergency housing; day-care for small children once mothers return to work; kinship care, emergency foster care and permanent foster care through our partner organisations; and
- educational or vocational training for women who need help to start a new career or business to support their child.
Apart from those who need to be in emergency housing due to crisis situations, or because of high-risk pregnancies being monitored by major hospitals, women stay within their communities and receive support through Mother’s Heart staff coming to them. Where possible, Mother’s Heart also builds the capacity – and understanding – of those around them so that communities can continue to support mothers and their children into the future.