• ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA •

We’re here to help you become you again. Bring your new baby along for the fun while you take a workout class, make a meal, write an email for work or a paper for school. Make new friends, take a nap – or a relaxing shower! Our childcare personnel and baby-friendly facility are designed to encourage family bonding, promote early learning, and return the enjoyment to motherhood. Our center facilitates moms’ recovery and wellness needs, while also preventing PPD. We’re building a community of trust, love, and support, and we’d like you to join us. We are your village. Welcome Home.

Moms Village is a nonprofit organization in Orange County, California creating a facility and programs for moms in their first year postpartum.  The program will form partnerships with local businesses, government agencies, and community volunteers to create a welcoming environment for new moms to heal and grow, and where young children can learn and thrive.

The facility will provide opportunities for new mothers to recharge and connect in a variety of ways, with areas focusing on fitness, nutrition, beauty rest, and business. Babies (and their siblings toddlers thru age 4) will appreciate the program’s activities and increased loving care, through both the center’s facilitators and a newly rejuvenated mom more able to care for them once home.


Our Mission

Support: An individual is dramatically influenced by their support system. Moms Village wants to surround families in a caring, inclusive environment for the betterment of both mom and baby with focus on physical, mental, emotional, and social healing.

Compassion: Nurturing babies and toddlers to their fullest potential while encouraging socialization, learning, and family values.

Possibility: Moms Village wants to inspire pro-social friendships, share motherhood skills, encourage revitalization, and instill hope in the future through togetherness.

Reliability: To create an opportunity for new moms to become whole again with confidence in the program and trust in the community.

Moms Village promotes an open and inclusive environment – whatever your parenting style is, we’re here for you (even Dads are welcome!). Postpartum depression, exhaustion, physical recovery, multiples, adoption, single parent, disabled, health issues, infertility, loss, financially challenged, working parent, stay at home parent, breastfeeding, formula feeding, crunchy, helicopter, and more … if you have an infant, Moms Village is the place for you.

Give Help

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Donate

Donate vital financial resources for nurturing the potential of new moms, improving young families’ health and well-being, and to give back and support our neighbors. Moms Village is a nonprofit charity supported by the community. Every gift is tax deductible and gets Moms Village one step closer to fulfilling the needs of neglected mothers and their new families by building a state-of-the-art, brand new facility! To donate supplies, please contact us. To donate funds online, please click here. We appreciate even the smallest gift from the heart, thank you!

Join Our Mission or Volunteer

Moms Village needs volunteers like you! Take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change right in your own neighborhood. We are currently recruiting helpers through our Volunteer Involvement Program (VIP). Whether you’re a pregnant mom, retiree, high school or college student, you are a VIP to us. What better way to give back to your community than by investing in our young families? Be a part of the team by playing, teaching, and caring for babies and toddlers in a bright interactive environment, while their moms are onsite. Moms Village is already open every afternoon (in our temporary facility), for new moms to recover while their little ones enjoy top of the line care. Whether you’re looking to gain experience with babies, find a family to nanny for, need service hours or just wanna have fun, we’re happy to have you! Join our VIP Team and start making memories with us!

We need volunteers for:

Infant Specialist ♥ Preschool Teacher ♥ Sports Coach ♥ Music Teacher ♥ Activity Leader ♥ Cooking Instructor ♥ Fitness Instructor ♥ Event Planner ♥ Grant Writer ♥ Assistants ♥ And many more!

With a focus on fun and safety, Moms Village is as much a joy for volunteers as it is for the members, families, and staff! We look forward to welcoming you to the VIP Team, please contact us today!

 

Contact Us

Comments, Questions, Concerns, Suggestions?

We’re eager to hear from you:

Call or Text 714.273.4335

HQ in Newport Beach, CA

momsvillageinfo@gmail.com

www.momsvillage.org

www.facebook.com/momsvillageOC

@momsvillageOC

Get Help

Postpartum moms can become members for a fixed monthly fee of $85, unless eligible for a scholarship based on financial need. Monthly membership will provide access for unlimited child enrichment, fitness classes, kitchen use, showers, bedrooms, business office, and amenities. Costs for food, supplies, and special services are in addition to the monthly fee. New members may join for a two week free trial. A drop-in fee of $18/day is also available.

 

NOTE: Facility Grand Opening is scheduled for Spring 2017! But PLEASE, IF YOU NEED HELP NOW, please contact (email/call/text/facebook/tweet) us so we can find you some support. No one should suffer in silence.

About Us

All moms have been there. SURVIVAL MODE. You know what it is. Eating Sleeping Bathing – these things don’t exist in survival mode. What you wouldn’t give for someone to rock your bundle of joy to sleep while you TOOK A SHOWER. IN SILENCE. WITH HOT WATER. But with family busy or far away, friends with issues of their own, and a husband who’s MIA or stuck at work, or who just doesn’t understand … what’s a new mom to do? “Get Help” everyone says. But from where? Hiring a nanny as a stay-at-home mom is impractical and expensive, and can be riddled with guilt. Babysitters are often reserved for nights out with dad or other special occasions. The daily struggles during that first year of a baby’s life are extraordinary and end up taking a toll. Mom’s needs are put on the back burner, and that neglect can build up, often causing resentment or depression which poison family bonds. Sometimes these needs even drive moms back to work just to get a break! But somehow, moms suffer on and make it through.

And then the second kid comes. You think – I’ve got this! I’m a pro now, obviously. But surprise, that baby is NOTHING like the first. Your tried and trusted tricks don’t work, and not to mention, how do you entertain a toddler while you’re nursing? Or changing a diaper? Or rocking the new baby to sleep? Forget limiting screen time, and bring on the Disney movies. The existence of the mom, the toddler, and the new baby are all competing when a simple second set of arms or a loving hug or a shared laugh could flip the cycle on its head. We weren’t meant to raise babies alone. We were meant to be a team. A lifeline. A village. Let’s make that a reality. Let’s bring that togetherness back, at Moms Village.

 

MEET THE BOARD

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Danielle Rigali, M.S.

President/Founder from Newport Beach

Danielle has been the foundation and workforce of Moms Village to date. Having graduated from UCLA with BS and MS degrees in engineering, she began a challenging career and married her college sweetheart. After struggling for years with infertility before turning to IVF, she nonetheless fell victim to postpartum depression with both of her sons, now 1 and 3 years old. With busy family and friends as tired as she was, she knew a place MUST be created to help moms get through their first year with a new baby. Thus Moms Village was created on October 1, 2015.
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Natalie Kirkpatrick, MBA

Treasurer from Huntington Beach

With Natalie’s background in Business and Management, she has been vital in keeping our charity efforts on track and practical. She had to return to work full time only 6 weeks after the birth of her son, now 3 years, and notes that working full time is easier than staying home. Thinking of having another, she is afraid of how hard the first postpartum year can be, the lack of sleep, and the effects on the older sibling.

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Laura Reimer, Esq.

Secretary from Long Beach

Laura has two vibrant girls ages 1 and 4, and a wonderful husband recently cured of cancer. With her postpartum year filled with his chemo treatments, trips to Texas for his surgeries, a demanding career, and an older toddler anxious for attention, she is the pillar of Moms Village strength for keeping a smile through it all.
Melissa

Melissa Bielinski, PA

Board Member from Irvine

Melissa is the heart of the board with her sweet and caring nature. When her husband inexplicably broke up her family, her life turned upside down but she continues to put her 3 year old daughter first. Through her work in Healthcare, she knows how difficult depression can be and what a toll it can take on the rest of the family. She continues to remind us what matters most.

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