May Was Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month
Photo by Graham Macindoe May marked Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month, a month dedicated to raising raise awareness and help end stigma around
Pregnant and Parenting from Jail: Part 3
Part 3 of this series, centered around MOMobile at Riverside, focuses on the need for more research of incarcerated mothers.
First of Many Steps to End Shackling of Incarcerated Women
The First Step Act was passed in late December 2018. Dr. Mogul, Maternity Care Coalition’s Senior Director of Research and an advocate for incarcerated women having supported MCC’s MOMobile at Riverside Correctional Facility program since its founding in 2006, writes about the impact of this law, and gives a glimpse of what incarcerated pregnant women face during pregnancy and childbirth.
Pregnant and Parenting from Jail: Part 2
Part 2 of this series, centered around MOMobile at Riverside, focuses on breastfeeding and how incarceration impacts a mother's ability to do so.
Board President’s Perspective
MCC's Board President, Liza Seltzer, pens an impactful response to current policies for and against families. Inspiration for the post came from a Summer 2018 family trip where she saw the infamous J35 orca whale pod and the deceased newborn calf being pushed by its Mother.
Volunteer Appreciation Week 2018
Volunteer turned full-time staff member, Abby Dolan, shares her experience volunteering at MCC in celebration of Volunteer Appreciation Week 2018.
Pregnant and Parenting from Jail: Part 1
Over the next few months, Maternity Care Coalition will be providing a series of blog posts highlighting the work being done in our MOMobile at Riverside program. Learn more from Part 1 in this series.
RECAP: Celebrating Mothers Brunch 2018
The 14th Annual Celebrating Mothers Brunch honored Dorothy Johnson-Speight, Founder and National Executive Director of Mothers in Charge, Inc. for her service to her community and commitment to helping women, children and families.
The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program expired on September 30th, 2017 and Congress still has yet to renew it. Learn more about the program's impact on families in Pennsylvania and how you can get involved to help renew it for another 5 years.
MCC’s New Food Buying Program Aims to Tackle Food Insecurity and Obesity Starting at Birth
Maternity Care Coalition, in partnership with Thomas Jefferson University and the Share Food Program, is excited to announce the launch of C.H.E.W. (Cultivating Healthy Eating & Wellness), a new food buying club based in our South Philadelphia community-based site to promote a culture of health and wellness*.