Moms Do Care

Moms Do Care

IHR provides leadership, technical assistance and training for this statewide multi-year project designed to create regional, integrated and sustainable webs of support for pregnant, postpartum and parenting women and their families affected by opioid use disorders.

Funding: Funding for the Moms Do Care Project is provided by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and is administered through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Substance Addiction Services.

Areas served: Beverly, Lynn, Boston (Whittier Street Health Center in Roxbury and MGH), Brockton, Cape, Greenfield


  • Women 18 or older
  • Current or past history of opioid use disorder
  • Pregnant or parenting a child 36 months or younger (custody not required)

Moms Do Care utilizes a multi-pronged approach to care for this population:

  1. Each participant is supported in recovery-through the arc of the continuum of care (pregnancy through early childhood) by a peer mentor/recovery coach and an integrated multidisciplinary provider team (obstetrical, behavioral, pediatric and primary care)
  2. Each provider in the arc of the continuum of care is offered training in: trauma informed care; compassion fatigue; self-care; stigma; paths to recovery; group co-facilitation; and more
  3. Each region is guided in establishing a sustainable, collaborative provider care group who will work together to sustain the model of care integration and system change.

The project has grown from two to ten programs.

MDC is currently enrolling at:

The Duffy Health Center on the Cape: Brockton Neighborhood Health Center; Whittier Street Health Center; MGH; Lynn Community Health Center; Lahey-Beverly Hospital; Bay State Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield.