Apoyo y Cariño (Support and Care) is a program funded by Generate Health that focuses on intervention to Latina mothers who are pregnant or parenting babies through 24 months of age. Latina women are at a high risk of depression or anxiety and they face unique challenges, including isolation, trauma, and lack of access to community resources. The consequences of maternal depression are dire because they affect both the mother and her child.
Apoyo y Cariño offers supportive services through targeted case management that focuses on issues relevant to new and immigrant mothers, including translation and interpretation, assistance with Medicaid and other healthcare obstacles, and navigating childcare to name a few. The program also has close connections with other community resources to assist with referrals including WIC, legal services, daycare, etc.
Apoyo y Cariño also offers individual therapy and psychiatry referrals that include culturally relevant interventions for women who are experiencing post postpartum depression or anxiety. Two weekly support groups provide socialization, support, and bonding between mothers. Activities are group driven and include topics such as mother-child attachment, physical and mental wellness, parenting, and community resources.
For more information, please contact Sarah Caldera Wimmer, Manager of Mental Health Integration, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 260-6382.