75% of girls in foster care are pregnant by the age of 21
40% of babies born to these girls will be detained in the first years of life and enter the foster care system themselves
Together we can break this intergenerational cycle by providing these young parents with the education, resources and supportive community they deserve.
At this month's Raising Foodies, Weelicious's Catherine McCord and LA chef Gaby Dalkin taught our young moms how to cook some delicious summer fare with produce generously donated by FarmBox LA. AOM volunteers helped set a gorgeous table and sat and enjoyed the meal with our young moms while other AOM volunteers took care of their children.
This September, Alliance of Moms invites one hundred pregnant and parenting teens in foster care to participate in Raising Baby. This event is a day of interactive workshops that empowers young people in foster care to become the kind of parents they want to be but never had themselves. Underserved foster youth engage with parenting experts and learn practical tips about how to help develop their babies’ brains during the critical first 3 years of life. While the young moms and dads are learning, Alliance of Moms member volunteers provide childcare for their kids. A DJ spins during breaks, lunch is provided and goody bags are gifted at the end of the day
AOM Honored by The Bump
Alliance of Moms founders were recently honored by The Bump at their inaugural Moms: Movers and Makers event in Los Angeles.
Alliance of Moms supporter, Kristen Bell, co-hosted this event that recognized women who, through the lens of motherhood, are working to make a difference in the lives of others.
Click here to read about the event and the other incredible women that were honored with them.