Branch Communities

How a branch community works across canada

Branch Communites

Mamas for Mamas removes barriers to poverty relief through digital sharing economies and a charitable safety net support from head office hub. As a tech-charity, we create a safe digital space where mamas can reach out for help to fill the gaps in economic disparity, emotional poverty, and community isolation. We have dozens of digital branches nationwide addressing these varying levels of debt and an associated nonprofit office to fill the gaps in what they’re able to access on the peer-based platform.

Beyond providing access to items from the digital sharing economies, we also offer job opportunities through job banks, and training for sustainable food growing practices to fill gaps in food security. Mamas for Mamas is a nationwide community of mamas donating, sharing, supporting, and connecting with one another to improve quality of life and create a local and national connection.

We are addressing the maternal mental illness epidemic by building a sense of community among other caregivers while offering a physical space in which to meet, access at-risk comprehensive support, and access items not available on the peer-based platform at our Karma Market (free store) and monthly swaps for satellite branches. Mamas for Mamas provides reproductive health information and support for young mamas and their families through our registered social workers. We ensure the well-being of the children in our communities through no-fee youth mental health counselling and act as a liaison with the ministry of child and family development when child safety concerns present.

The opposite of poverty isn’t wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice. If you need help or support, come to Mamas.

*Please note our groups are separated between men and women. If you identify as a woman please let our moderators know upon requesting to join the group.

Other Side of Homelesness

To understand how a mom with a newborn and a toddler can end up living in their car in Canada, we must first re-examine our perception of poverty and the metrics that define it. Our current system does not accurately reflect the cost of living per capita when determining poverty cut-off lines, leaving thousands of caregivers at a disadvantage. Their income might appear adequate when compared to a national average, but in reality, it falls short of meeting their needs.

Addressing homelessness among caregivers and their children involves tackling both relative and absolute homelessness. Relative homelessness refers to those living in inadequate housing conditions, while absolute homelessness involves individuals lacking any form of shelter. Homelessness is more than just a lack of shelter—it's an obstacle to health, stability, and opportunity. Our campaign is committed to creating sustainable solutions that provide not only housing but also the necessary support systems to help families thrive.

By emphasizing advocacy, community engagement, and strategic partnerships, we aim to build a future where every caregiver and child has a safe and stable place to call home.
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