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Parenting Connection of Monterey County

Mission

Our mission is to support parents and caregivers in developing their ability to nurture young children.

The Big Idea

Seeking mental health services is difficult in any circumstance, but can feel impossible when caring for a new baby. The Parenting Connection of Monterey County reaches out to parents and caregivers to help develop their ability to nurture children. Postpartum depression affects 1 in 5 mothers, including about 1,000 women in Monterey County, so this nonprofit’s Big Idea provides free postpartum support to new mothers. This organization bridges the gap between mental health services and the mothers who need it.

I have found the postpartum groups offered by the Parenting connection to be very helpful in helping me through my postpartum depression and anxiety. I first attended in January -4 months postpartum and felt welcomed by Cecily. She provided helpful resources and it was nice to meet another mom who was going through what I was going through. Despite Covid-it has still been helpful having virtual sessions to check-in and talk about current feelings/symptoms with the facilitators and other moms.

- Marina

Attention Monterey County Nonprofits

Monterey County Gives! launches November 10th, 2022.

The RFP for 2022 is now closed.