It's a Tuesday or Wednesday morning and the door to the Center keeps opening. In they come - with their babies and strollers and their stories in tow. They are gathering for their weekly Mom-to-Mom Support Group.
One of our moms exclaims proudly that she is going to get her driver's license, to which the rest of the group responds with cheers. Tears are shared over a driver's license, although everyone in that room understands the show of emotion is about so much more than being allowed to operate a car.
When the Center launched support groups for moms (in English and Spanish) we were trying to get women to eat better and come hear about nutrition during pregnancy. “We never expected the results – or that these groups would become an integral part of so many woman’s walk through motherhood, through life,” says Nancy Vawter, Executive Director. “I think that we all – me, the women leading the groups, the women in the groups – are in awe of the connections forged and the power of the relationships to change lives.”