• Our Location: 215 West Grant
  • Dexter, MO 63841
  • Contact Us: 573-624-1607

Mother-To-Mother

Our mission is to strive to create self-confident young parents with hope for the future through education, support and services in partnership with the community.

What is Mother to Mother?
Mother-to-Mother (M2M) is a four-phase, incentive-based mentoring program that supports pregnant or parenting young women in Stoddard County. The program offers incentives for mothers to earn baby supplies, equipment, and clothing; introduces participants to additional services in the community; offers encouragement and advice while participants continue their education and obtain employment; and offers regularly scheduled activities that promote participants’ parenting and social skills.

Requirements to join
Resident of Stoddard County, MO
24 years old or younger
Currently pregnant or has a child that is one year of age or younger 
Has or is working toward obtaining a high school diploma or HSE certificate
Has no legal issues
Call 624-1607 to set up an appointment to join

If You Join
You will be paired with a mentor who will
Listen to you and offer her experience
Applaud your accomplishments
Share the good times as well as the bad

You will receive information and instruction concerning important issues such as
Pre- and postnatal care
Safe sleep for infants
The advantages of breastfeeding
Childhood immunizations
Shaken baby syndrome and the period of P.U.R.P.L.E. crying

You will be invited to join other young mothers and their babies for activities such as
Organized playgroups
Monthly meetings with guest speakers

You will receive help and encouragement to
Finish your high school education or earn a HSE
Continue your education in vocational or college classes
Seek a job

M2M is funded by the Missouri Foundation for Health, Children’s Trust Fund Prevention Grant, Children’s Trust Fund License to Care,
the Neighborhood Assistance Program and Give Back Brands. Additional support is welcomed and received from churches, community organizations, individuals and local businesses.

Missouri Foundation for Health

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Children's Trust Fund

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Safe to Sleep

It’s as simple as ABC. Babies should sleep Alone, on their Backs in a Crib.

Safe Crib-Safe Sleep is one of CTF’s primary public education campaigns. It provides safe sleep information to parents and encourages them to provide a safe sleeping environment for their infants.

CTF Specialty License Plate

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You can help prevent child abuse by proudly displaying the official Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) license plate on your vehicle. CTF plates feature the distinctive child’s green hand prints logo & a ‘prevent child abuse’ message.