Y.A.N.A.M.2.M.’s Story

EMPOCO has existed as a non-profit dedicated to help moms and their children.  It was created by Julie Roberts in 2004 to support the efforts of her aunt who was traveling to a small village in the West Indies Mountains to support moms and their children.  In the winter of 2016,  when a local mom took the lives of her children and her own life and two short months later another mom did the same, Julie was compelled to modify the mission of EMPOCO and help create a more localized effort to support moms and their children.

This passion has evolved into YANAM2M which stands for You Are Not Alone-Mom 2 Mom. This non-profit organization supports moms in the community and created an extension of EMPOCO. This is not just for the struggling mom but for ALL moms who have “been there” and who can reach out a helping hand and let another mom know that they are NOT alone. 

Our playdates are suspended because of COVID but when we are back up and running, they will be held at Kids Wonder at 7562 S. University BLVD Unit GG (behind the building) on the FIRST and THIRD Thursday of the month from 2-3:30.  We hope to see you at one soon!

Also, each mom also has the option to be paired with a support person (SP). This SP is someone who is willing to admit that they have “been there” before; a mom who can commiserate, support, and be human. Everyone needs a “person.” All events and gatherings are free of charge and open to ANYONE and EVERYONE!