MOMSBLOOM INC

Rating: 4.93 stars   55 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Reproductive Rights

Location: 3292 North Evergreen Drive NE Grand Rapids MI 49525 USA

Mission: MomsBloom, building strong families – through peer support and advocacy – to successfully navigate the challenges of early motherhood.
Results: We have trained over 300 volunteers since conception (2008) and serve 250 families yearly.
Target demographics: families with a newborn or those that have experience loss through miscarriage or stillbirth.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 250 families by building strong families – through peer support and advocacy – and successfully helped navigate the challenge of early motherhood.
Geographic areas served: Kent County and surrounding areas
Programs: Flourishing Families and Cameron's Garden (grief support)
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 26-0578009
616-828-1021
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Rating: 5 stars  

It's my honor to serve on the board of MomsBloom. I got involved because of my previous postpartum depression, and MomsBloom offers such great support and learning for new moms. It's especially hard if moms don't have family nearby to lean on, so MomsBloom becomes such an important resource when there is that lack of support. They also have a wonderful program to encourage and walk with families who are dealing with the loss of a pregnancy or infant. Having been through two pregnancy losses, I know how important it is to have that encouragement and understanding from someone who has been through the same thing. MomsBloom really cares for moms and babies and the whole family and I'm proud to be a part of it!

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We are grateful you are a part of it too, Valerie! Thanks for all you do to keep us running and moving forward!

Rating: 5 stars  

It was my pleasure to work on the MomsBloom board this year! What a fantastic group of people--all working together to move the mission of MomsBloom forward! I have been a volunteer, staff member and board member! This organization fills a gaping hole in our society today-- we bring the community together to offer support that families desperately need! I have heard many moms comment about what a difference in their lives we have made and that their families are so much stronger and healthier after receiving postpartum support.

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1 person found this review helpful

MomsBloom makes a positive impact by helping families through the challenging transition after a baby is born. I loved a quote I heard recently. Another volunteer said that she was introduced to the father of the baby. The mother said, "Honey, meet Leslie, she's the reason I'm blooming".

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am the Volunteer Coordinator of MomsBloom and I am also a volunteer as well. I am truly moved to see women reaching out and accepting the help they need. It is rewarding to see a mom gain confidence and feel empowered in her new role. I feel lucky to be a part of an organization that strives to bring people together, support families, and strengthen our community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing moms recover from Postpartum Depression and heal after a challenging start with a newborn.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Grow into other areas and increase the volunteer base.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My involvement with MomsBloom began about 3.5 years ago. As a Clinical Mental Health Therapist, I was grateful for this non-profit that was accessible to all families to support them during the newborn phase. They have created a beautiful model for offering extended family-like support in our moderns times when families are not always so close together or able to support post-partum families as we did years ago.

Additionally, MomsBloom has been vital in raising awareness locally and nationally about Post-Partum Depression and other Perinatal Mood Disorders and Adjustment Disorders. Cameron's Garden is also providing supportive volunteers to family that experience perinatal loss and infant loss.

I have volunteered with MomsBloom in the past and joined the board in January 2013. It has been a great honor to be a part of the organization in this capacity and work to developing an alliance with BRAINS, where they will be taking residence.

The clients I provide therapy to have found their weekly to biweekly volunteers to be invaluable to remaining connected, probably one of the greatest gifts we can give any new parent - someone who they can connect to. Isolation is one of the hardest things both new mothers and fathers can feel after having a new baby. MomsBloom fills a gap that simply cannot be filled by any other resource in our community. It's wisdom from the past, the idea that it takes a village, provided to all, but especially families that may not qualify for extra services from some of our other great community resources. There are so many moms that don't feel like they deserve this extra special care....while its an extra special service in our community....Moms, you deserve it! To be nurtured means you will increase your ability to nurture your baby with less stress and deeper compassion for yourself. This gives your baby a beautiful transition into the world, and yourself a beautiful and transformational transition into motherhood (even if it's your 5th time!)

It is my sincere hope that for the greater good, MomsBloom's unique and passionate vision will continue to grow and reach more and more families.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Thank you for all you do for our community and your tireless efforts to support mothers and their families!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I remain connected to MomsBloom as a volunteer because I have seen first hand the difference that we make as volunteers. I have heard the relief in a mother's voice when she knows help is on the way during an overwhelming and difficult time. It is an honor to be a part of an organization that does so much to get families off to a strong start!

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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I am a certified postpartum doula and a mother. I also have volunteered for MomsBloom and helped found this organization. This organization has so much heart! The volunteers that we work with go above and beyond every day. Recently I have witnessed volunteers providing a listening ear, accompanying a mother to a doctor's appointment, helping out after a baby's heart surgery and cancer diagnosis, assisting a mother during severe postpartum depression, helping a family get ready to move to a new country, assisting a mother struggling with breastfeeding, and encouraging a mother to listen and trust her heart and instinct. I could go on and on! This type of support connects us as a community and supports the foundation that holds us together. I am proud to be a part of it.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

MomsBloom fills a gap in our community by providing supportive services to families at no cost. The post-partum period is challenging for most mothers and families. MomsBloom provides non-judgemental, empathic services, led by trained volunteers who are passionate about serving mothers in order to assit the whole family.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Win the lotto so I could help provide more funding!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Our community is incredibly luck to have such an organization as MomsBloom. There is no other organization around that is providing the the support that is offered at MomsBloom for postpartum care.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

At no other time in a new family's life do they need the type of support that MomsBloom offers. I've witnessed such a giving, nonjudgmental, compassionate group of ladies change the course of so many new mother's, fathers, and baby's lives. AWESOME and much-needed resource for our community.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

MomsBloom has helped so many families in many different scenarios. They work hard to aid our community in a very supportive and much needed role. They are non-judgmental and have passion for the families they nurture. They offer a unique service that promotes family support from the very simplest of things that have a profound impact to more complex scenarios that can change lives.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My growth in community service and awareness

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help with it's growth so MomsBloom can serve even more families in our community

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

Through Baby Beloved Inc

What is its top priority in the long run?

To be able to reach more families and expand the services it provides.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Thanks so much Christy for your unwavering support!

Rating: 5 stars  

Three years ago, I was MomsBloom's first mom. I was feeling overwhelmed and exhausted with my newborn son who was colicky. Sara came and held him while I simply took a shower and a nap. I remember feeling incredibly grateful for a few moments of peace. Three years later I have reconnected with the organization that helped me so much and I am currently the Vice-President of the MomsBloom Board. I'm excited to be part of an organization that is serving such an important need in Kent County and growing to serve more families every year.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Please see my review.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like to see it continue to grow and be able to reach more new families.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

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Thanks Claire! As a part of the founding family, we are honored to have you grow with us. Thank you for your commitment and support to MomsBloom!

Rating: 5 stars  

This young agency meets a vital need in our busy, often disconnected society. MomsBloom is a growing organization that is focused on supporting families in the childbearing years in order to create a sense of community through education and mentorship regardless of race, income or family type.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I am part of this organization because I did not have the support when I needed it. I was so lonely and scared as a new mother. I wished that I had a mentor to help me. I am invested MomsBloom so that women can find the support they need.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like to see the organization continue its growth,

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Thanks Tamara! It's great to have you a part of the MomsBloom Board!