A Mother’s Sanctuary was founded in 2014, by LaShonta Edwards in Houston, Texas. The purpose of the organization is to increase awareness amongst the public and medical community. We will target the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum. We will also acknowledge that Postpartum Depression not only affects the Mother but other members of the family as well. Did you know that approximately 15% of all women will experience postpartum depression following the birth of a child and up to 10% will experience depression or anxiety during pregnancy? Are you also aware that Postpartum Depression can affect partners too? This is why A Mother’s Sanctuary was founded, to raise awareness in the community.
A Mothers Sanctuary vision is to ensure that every soon to be mother, present mother, family member and friend is able to recognize the signs and symptoms of all perinatal and postpartum illnesses.
A Mother’s Sanctuary is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a safe environment for women who are suffering from perinatal and postpartum mental health issues. We will promote awareness, prevention, and treatment of mental health issues related to pregnancy not only to the mothers, but to the family members and friends as well.
What We Do
• Community Outreach through volunteer work
• Support groups for everyone in the Family
• Motivational Workshops
• Self-care workshops
• Warmline with local resources provided
• MOMS ON CALL 24 Hour support line