Mothers First

Mothers First provides support to families for sober pregnancies and assists women/birthing persons struggling with substance use. We focus on meeting participants where they are and support them as they define their own success.

The Mothers First staff is a diverse interdisciplinary team that includes a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, public health nurse, mental health practitioner and certified peer recovery specialist.

Make a referral by filling out the form below or by calling 651-266-4111.

Mothers First referral form

We serve women who are currently:

  • Living in Ramsey County.
  • Pregnant and/or parenting a child under the age of 1.
  • Motivated to begin a treatment program, currently in a program or have recently successfully completed a program and maintaining sobriety.

We provide:

Substance use support

  • Substance use assessment.
  • Treatment program referrals (inpatient and outpatient).
  • Individual counseling and support.

Pregnancy and parenting support

  • Perinatal support.
  • Referrals to age-appropriate children’s programing.
  • Referrals to parenting assessments and programming.

Health support and advocacy

  • Birthing education.
  • Certified Peer Recovery Specialist support.
  • Mental health screening and referral for mental health assessments and services.
  • Referrals to community resources.

Donate diapers to the Mothers First diaper bank

Diapers can cost $70-80 per baby each month. One in three families struggles to afford this. Mothers First is creating a diaper bank to fill Ramsey County families’ urgent need for diapers through donations from the community. 

Drop off diaper donations June 15 - Aug. 27.

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