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Athens Parent Wellbeing Inc

Athens, GA   |  http://athensparentwellbeing.org/
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Athens Parent Wellbeing Inc

EIN: 86-3538284


Mission

The mission of Athens Parent Wellbeing is to promote the mental well-being of mothers and families in the Athens, GA area throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period by providing education, resources, and support.

Ruling year info

2021

Executive Director

Monira Silk

Main address

625 Barber St. Suite 160

Athens, GA 30601 USA

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EIN

86-3538284

Subject area info

Maternal and perinatal health

Mental health care

Parent education

Adult peer mentoring

Self-help groups

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Population served info

Families

Parents

Pregnant people

NTEE code info

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Communication

Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

TheraParent Peer Support

Through an application form, expectant or current parents submit their information to be a "Blossoming Parent" and are matched up with a TheraMama or TheraPapa who serves as a peer support person through their duration in the program. TheraParents offer Blossoming Parents support, advice, resources and friendship during their official time in the program. Parenthood can be isolating, and the goal of the TheraParent program is to let Blossoming Parents know that they are not alone.

Population(s) Served
Parents

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of therapy hours provided to clients

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of subsidized therapy sessions provided to parents in need of support

Number of parents served through therapy and peer support programs

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Totals By Year
Related Program

TheraParent Peer Support

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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It is our goal to empower and support parents with the tools needed to be their best selves and raise healthy children and healthy families. We wish that no parent struggles with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders alone and that they are able to find the support they need, by increasing access and affordability.

Athens Parent Wellbeing is a community-based organization utilizing a network of professional therapists, doulas, and trained peer support parent volunteers to support a variety of emotional and educational needs of parents struggling with mental health concerns during pregnancy and postpartum in Athens and the surrounding counties.

We support parents who need access to professional therapy services specializing in perinatal mental health and our financial assistance program gives parents with financial constraints more equitable access to mental healthcare services.

In the last two years we have expanded from having three therapists to having twenty therapists working in our network. We have paid for several of these therapists to attend advanced Perinatal Mental Health trainings and certification courses, bolstering their existing skills in this area. We have increased our pregnancy & infant loss support groups from bimonthly to monthly and are adding support for parents experiencing infertility. Our peer support program has held steady at 20 trained volunteers despite many moves & changes. Our weekly New Parents Support group is acting as a recruitment model as babies age and go through all the stages and parents want to begin to give back. We have built partnerships with practitioners with specialty therapies including Parent-Child Psychotherapy in which parents and children attend therapy sessions together and work through trauma and Family Preservation which helps separated parents coparent peacefully.

We have currently supported 140 parents (mothers and fathers) with thousands of hours of peer support, 756 completions of pay-what-you-can professional therapy sessions, 6 birth doula scholarships, Our next growth area hopes to collaborate with local NICUs (neonatal intensive care units) at local hospitals to bring together support for parents with preemies and babies with health concerns. So far we have been able to meet the needs of all 140 parents who have applied for support via our website in the past two years and do not have a therapy waiting list.

Financials

Athens Parent Wellbeing Inc

Assets info

BMF Data: IRS Business Master File

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Athens Parent Wellbeing Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $22,132
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $8,218
Expenses
Program Services $14,126
Administration $29
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $3,888

Athens Parent Wellbeing Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $28,124
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $130
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $27,994

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Monira Silk

Monira Silk has been a staple in the Athens parent community since she founded a small business called reBlossom in 2010 after her daughters were born. Prior to opening reBlossom, she was a photojournalist turned ESOL teacher, but she felt a calling to help families making the transition to parenthood. In 2021, Monira founded Athens Parent Wellbeing, a nonprofit focused on the mental wellbeing of mothers and parents during pregnancy, postpartum and beyond. This new nonprofit was a natural extension of reBlossom, as the need for such an important service became evident through the personal connections made through classes and daily interactions at reBlossom.

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Athens Parent Wellbeing Inc

Board of directors
as of 04/21/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board co-chair

Laura Wilkerson


Board co-chair

Michelle Monroe

Theresa Owen Pippin

Heather Clark

Hannah Costantino

Tiffany Reed

Taneisha Brooks

Erika Hardaway

Shannon Millan

Kelsey Ripley

Valerie Miranda

Kim Toscano Adams

Lindsey Hughes

Monira Al-Haroun Silk

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/23/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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