Our Work

ĒMA matches at risk moms with Advocates who provide one-on-one, ongoing support. This program holistically empowers mothers to increase resilience, overcome risk factors, and achieve stability for their children.

The Issue

Every Year In The United States…

Poverty Is The Leading Cause For Family Separation In The United States

188,560

children entered into foster care in 2020 due to preventable causes

76%

of removals are due to unmet basic needs in the home

Mothers hold the most unique power to reshape societies.

188,560 children entered into foster care in 2020 due to preventable causes

937

mothers served since 2019

88%

of families at-risk of separation achieve stability

76%

achieve stable employment

THE ĒMA PROGRAM

ĒMA is a court approved, prevention program designed to advocate for moms in crisis to preserve their families by connecting them to holistic support. We pair moms at-risk of losing their children into foster care with an ĒMA Advocate who builds meaningful relationship with one mom, works together towards her goals, is a voice box for her progress and needs in the community, and helps her stay connected to support. This outcome-based program empowers families to achieve stability and stay together.

The ĒMA program is designed to support mothers in crisis who are:
  • EXPERIENCING POVERTY
  • HAVE CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE
  • AT-RISK OF FAMILY SEPARATION

A mom's journey

Through The Ēma Program

Our Model

We believe in a world where every mother in crisis has an advocate