Moms

There is a strength and power unique to mothers, but all moms need support, too. From navigating breastfeeding to nurturing literacy skills, YPN is here to answer questions, lend an ear, and provide valuable resources. The YPN Moms Group will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to prepare your child, from prenatal to kindergarten, for a stronger start in life.

Who can take part?

Pregnant and parenting families with children under 5 years of age.

What families should expect from the YPN Moms program

  • Weekly group meetings in a supportive, judgement-free environment

  • An opportunity to meet and share with other moms
  • Access to the We Care Shop – YPN’s  incentive-based program that rewards families with points for healthy behaviors that can be exchanged for diapers, wipes, clothing, books, or baby products.
  • Transportation to and from group, if needed
  • On-site childcare
  • Meal at each group meeting

  • All services at no cost to you

YPN Home Visits

Home Visits are an option for families who aren’t able to attend Thursday evening groups but still want to learn & improve parenting skills and relationships.

  • Free to any Linn County expecting or parent with child age birth-5

  • Access to the We Care Shop – YPN’s  incentive-based program that rewards families with points for healthy behaviors that can be exchanged for diapers, wipes, clothing, books, or baby products.
  • Parents as Teachers curriculum in home setting

  • Monthly visits by YPN’s Parent Educator

  • Home visit to support each new mom and dad as they make the transition to parenthood
  • All services at no cost to you

Learn more about our Home Visit program.

Focused Programming

Understanding Dads (for Moms)

In a strained co-parent relationship, a mother’s gatekeeping behavior can often prevent or reduce fathers’ access to their kids, when the father’s involvement would actually be beneficial to the children. The Understanding Dad program helps mothers better understand the importance of involving dad in their children’s lives, and how to better communicate with the father(s).

Ready to join us?

Connect with YPN Today

For more information about YPN Moms programs, please contact Cori Milan
Email Cori 
or call 319.364.8909

For more information about YPN Hispanic services, please contact Monica Vallejo
Email Monica 
or call 319.364.8909

For more information about YPN African services, please contact Minouche Bandubuila
Email Minouche 
or call 319.364.8909

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