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Program for young mothers to celebrate 25th anniversary

[August 31 2011] - The Mothers Offering Mothers Support (M.O.M.S.) Program at The Hospital of Central Connecticut is seeking former members and past volunteers to help celebrate the program's 25th anniversary Saturday, Sept. 24 at the hospital.

M.O.M.S. is a support group for pregnant or parenting mothers ages 21 and younger from throughout the New Britain area. At the anniversary celebration, current and former M.O.M.S. participants and volunteers will come together to share stories and celebrate accomplishments. The event will also include a brunch and other activities.

The M.O.M.S. program is centered on the belief that young parents can be successful, learn, support one another and make informed decisions about their lives. The group offers a fun, relaxed atmosphere that includes discussions, activities, guest speakers and field trips. The group also offers information and tips on parenting strategies, child development, stress management and health and nutrition. M.O.M.S. groups are led by peer facilitators - women who were young mothers themselves and understand the fears and questions faced by young parents or parents-to-be. The program's core belief is that young mothers can be successful.

If you were a M.O.M.S. member or volunteer and would like to attend the anniversary event and/or share your stories about being in M.O.M.S., please call (860) 224-5900, X2650, or send an e-mail to dnave@thocc.org by Sept. 9. When calling please be sure to leave your full name, address, phone number and the year you attended the program, and if you like, the name of your facilitator.