Community Mothers Program
We recognise that this is a heightened time of anxiety and social isolation for both expectant and new mothers. We want to reassure you that supporting our community through this time is our number one priority.
Our Community Mothers Program is still running and we can offer you immediate support and connections via our modified service delivery plan.
Please see the flyer attached for full details on how to access our support services during this time.
What is the Community Mothers Program?
The Community Mothers Program is a free home visiting service available to families living in the City of Cockburn and the City of Kwinana. The program was designed and developed together with community members, to provide support and connection for families, in the early days of parenting and as their children grow. (Due to COVID-19 this service is being held virtually via Zoom, WhatsApp, phone or Facetime).
A Community Mother is matched with your family and will provide virtual support on your parenting journey. Your Community Mother will also help connect you with your local community, health and parenting services, such as playgroup, support programs and other local activities.
The program is supported by Connecting Community for Kids and Curtin University, School of Nursing.
Who do we support?
The Community Mothers Program supports families with babies and / or children under the age of 5. Our volunteers also support families expecting a baby at any stage of the pregnancy. We accept both professional and self-referrals.
Volunteering to be a Community Mother
The Connecting Community for Kids community mother’s program is a unique volunteering opportunity for women who are passionate about improving the well-being of new mothers in the local community. Our volunteers are mothers, or experienced care givers, who are willing to offer non-judgemental and confidential support to new mothers on a monthly basis.
If you are interested in becoming a Community Mother you can view more information on the job description attached.