Moms Supporting Moms

A mother’s work is never done – but that work is substantially harder when she’s in a tight spot and has trouble paying bills and putting food on the table. That’s where Moms Like Me comes in. The organization, founded by Penn Medicine Community Health worker Tawandaa Austin, helps to fill those gaps for mothers who don’t qualify for public assistance but still struggle to make ends meet. But it doesn’t stop there – it also functions as a social support, offering monthly gatherings and other opportunities for clients to come together. “It’s designed to support and empower working-class mothers and their families,” she said.

To support the group’s efforts, Austin recently received an award from Penn Medicine CAREs, a grant program for employees.


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