Moms Do Care

Moms Do Care

The Moms Do Care program is funded by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services.

Program Overview

MDC is a statewide program designed to provide multidisciplinary, peer led, recovery oriented, wrap around support for pregnant, postpartum and parenting women with a history of substance use. Eligible women are 18 or older, are pregnant or parenting a child 36 months or younger and are concerned about their current or past experiences with substances.

MDC also trains any regional provider on the arc of the continuum of care (pregnancy to age 3, health care systems and/or in the community) in the principles of recovery and resilience, trauma informed care, trauma informed teams/organizations, and parenting. MDC is committed to creating a collaborative, sustainable, seamlessly integrated continuum of care in each of our targeted regions.

A Multipronged Approach

Client Level

  • Provide access to a seamless continuum of integrated clinical care (MOUD, trained obstetrical providers, recovery coaches, pediatric and community providers)
  • Support client recovery and parenting capacity

System Level

  • Increase access to MOUD
  • Decrease stigma
  • Training in best care practices
  • Interdisciplinary/interagency provider collaboration


  • Replicate and enhance MDC
  • Third party reimbursement for staff positions
  • Ongoing integrated care

Training and Technical Assistance

Supporting Trauma Informed, Recovery Oriented Systems of Care

  • Safe and Supported Staff and Participants
  • Trauma Informed Care Practices
  • Community Based Collaborative Care

Project Director

Laura Sternberger, LICSW
Director, Pregnant & Postpartum Women's Services
Director, Massachusetts Moms Do Care Program


Cell: 857-600-6884

Moms Do Care Site Locations Map

Site Referral Contacts

Beverly Lahey Hospital

Ariel Wallen
Program Director


Tel.: 978-880-5068

Massachusetts General Hospital HOPE Clinic

Dr. Davida Schiff
MDC Lead


Tel.: 617-724-4643

Whittier Street Health Center

Carolyn Reynolds
Program Lead


Tel.: 617-989-3072

Brockton Neighborhood Health Center

Jeanie Jeudy, RN
Program Director


Tel.: 508-894-3462

Baystate Franklin Medical Center

Josefa Scherer, MPH
Program Manager


Tel.: 413-654-7166

Duffy Health Center

Daniel Rodrigues, LICSW
Project Lead; Associate Director: SUD Services


Tel.: 774-487-7881

Lynn Community Health Center

Elizabeth Quinn, MD
Program Lead


Tel.: 781-691-7176