We connect families with community services (donated baby items, domestic violence resources) and partner with other non-profits like the Greater DC Diaper Bank to augment therapy and help families meet basic needs.

When a community health nurse, partner primary care provider, or OBGYN assesses that a woman is depressed, s/he obtains the woman’s consent and refers her to Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies. If the woman qualifies* and agrees to counseling, our Intake Coordinator connects the mothers with one of our bilingual therapists. The therapist makes 12 no-cost in-home therapy sessions. Regular home visits stabilize the mother and enable her to soothe, nurture and care for her baby. 

In complex or severe cases, we extend therapy beyond 12 sessions to make sure the mother and baby are stable and safe. Our services may also include a visit with a psychiatrist to evaluate and treat clients who may benefit from medication in addition to talk therapy to help them get relief from their depression.

*Qualified mothers must be uninsured, have a low income, and live within Montgomery County, Maryland

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“I felt depressed, I was always shut away in my room, I always complained. Now after the program, I have a sense of hope.”