Mom2Mom is a home-visiting project for mothers of young infants. Home-visitors are volunteers who are mothers from the community who are trained and supervised by professionals. Home-visits are weekly for 1-2 hours and continue until the infant is one year old. The project was founded in Jerusalem, Israel, in the year 2000 and now has branches throughout Israel.
The project is sustained and energized by our wonderful volunteers, who continue to work with us year after year despite their hectic schedules, family obligations, and work-load. We are indebted to them for their continuing help and support.
We are grateful to the Irving Harris Foundation, Chicago, USA, for their continuing support of Mom2Mom.
We also thank the Elia & Fannie Karas Foundation, Inc., Boston, MA, USA; and the CLK Foundation, Boston, MA, USA that have supported us since the project's inception. We also appreciate the support of the Jerusalem Municipality in housing the project and the Ministry of Health in supporting supervision of coordinators and some of our sister projects. Many thanks to Professor Charles Greenbaum (Department of Psychology, Hebrew University) and the other members of the Jerusalem-based Harris Committee, as well as professionals throughout the city for their trust and ongoing help in the project.
Prof. Marsha Kaitz, the founder of Mom2Mom in Jerusalem is politically active as well. Her efforts focus on the awareness of postpartum depression among Nurses and Pediatricians. More can be read in an article published in Haaretz here.
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