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Jun262015

HEALTH NEW ENGLAND PARTNERS WITH MOTHERWOMAN, SPONSORS POSTPARTUM SUPPORT GROUP FOR WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS FAMILIES

CONTACT:
Shannon M. Rudder, MBA Executive Director 
220 Russell Street, Suite 200
Hadley, MA 01035 
(413) 387-0703 
www.motherwoman.org
 





HEALTH NEW ENGLAND PARTNERS WITH MOTHERWOMAN, SPONSORS POSTPARTUM SUPPORT GROUP FOR WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS FAMILIES


Hadley, MA (June 26, 2015)
– MotherWoman, a leading non-profit dedicated to supporting and empowering mothers will partner with Health New England to provide a free MotherWoman Postpartum Support Group for moms who are pregnant or with babies birth to one-year old and experiencing perinatal emotional complications (PPD). The Health New England sponsored Support Group will serve mothers once a week over the course of one-year offering essential support and resources.

 

MotherWoman Support Groups™ are designed to serve all mothers and respond to unique needs within a given community. Trained MotherWoman facilitators are equipped to host groups of high-risk, diverse mothers with perinatal emotional complications, focusing on those in crisis to maintain their well-being and stability as well as mothers experiencing the adjustment of motherhood at all levels.

 

“Health New England is pleased to partner with MotherWoman to support Western Massachusetts families by providing a safe space for mothers in need,” said Laurie Gianturco, Senior Medical Director, Health New England. “Our sponsorship of the MotherWoman Postpartum Support Group supports our mission to improve the health and lives of the people in our communities and we are proud to support this great cause.”

 

MotherWoman Support Groups™ provide mothers with a safe, confidential, non-stigmatizing, accessible place to share their truths and be heard, understood, nurtured and validated. MotherWoman trained facilitators also provide community referrals and connect participants to any necessary additional care.

 

Shannon M. Rudder Executive Director for MotherWoman says: “Our support groups have been proven to reduce participants' stress and anxiety, prevent maternal suicide, child abuse and neglect, lessen isolation and enhance the feeling of resiliency by connecting mothers to local community resources and support networks to encourage their individual experience of motherhood.” 

 

To find a MotherWoman Support Group in your area, please visit www.motherwoman.org/support or call 413.387.0703.

About MotherWoman
MotherWoman supports and empowers mothers to create positive, personal and social change by building community safety-nets, impacting family policy and promoting the leadership and resilience of mothers. MotherWoman, is committed to ensuring that all mothers have information and education, access to resources, and proper care during their time(s) of expressed need. 

About Health New England
Based in Springfield, Massachusetts, Health New England is a non-profit health insurance carrier serving more than 200,000 members. Health New England offers employer groups and individuals various coverage options in the commercial, Medicaid and Medicare markets. Visit www.healthnewengland.com for more information.