Letters to the Editor

Mother Mentors help families

The purpose of this letter is to request your help in spreading the word about Mother Mentors. Mother Mentors, a project of the Readiness to Learn Foundation, supports mothers, fathers and other primary caregivers of young children by providing families with trained volunteer mentors, free of charge.

New parents, babies and young children thrive on love, care and support. Mother Mentors provides that care to families. Mother Mentors brings volunteers and families together for practical and emotional support. It matches volunteers with a family’s needs, free of charge.

When parenting a new baby or young children, it’s easy to feel isolated, especially when living far from family. Our Navy families face particular challenges when one partner is deployed. Many parents are tired and stressed and struggle with how to manage it all, especially when they’re alone. It truly does take a village to raise a child, and we need the community’s help to create that village.

Mother Mentors is actively thriving on the south end of the island, and we want to see this program blossom and thrive on the north end too. In order to do this, Mother Mentors needs volunteers.

There is no other support service that matches what Mother Mentors has to offer. Training for volunteer mentors in Oak Harbor will be held  Saturday, March 10, from 9:30 to 4:30. For more information, please email wamothermentors@gmail.com, or call 279-5514 or 360-221-0484.

Please join us to make Mother Mentors Oak Harbor a reality!

Cheryl Rau
Oak Harbor

 

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