How we work

the model

Our program is a “gently intensive” program that runs for one year. Typically it is based on our working closely with a community service provider such as a special education school or rehabilitation center. Mothers commit to learning about child health and rehabilitation, parenting, personal and family health, and practicing what they learn. They commit to being open to giving and receiving support, and focusing on developing a marketable skill to support a small enterprise (group or individual) after they graduate.

essential program components

  • Psychosocial support and mental health
  • Maternal and child physical health
  • Parenting and child protection
  • Health and hygiene for family wellbeing
  • Livelihoods and sustainable income
  • Community inclusion

It is our ambitious goal to become the world leading expert on developing comprehensive programs for mothers of children with disabilities in poverty that successfully bring women together to access essential care for themselves and their children, create safe spaces in which to express themselves and receive support, and develop their own approaches to earning sustainable livelihoods for their families.