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About Us

Ps. Living my happiest life

Founders Message

One Happy Mama isn't just a nonprofit organization to me – it's my life's passion, my heart's work, and my contribution to the community I love so much. As the founder, I am filled with pride to see how far we've come and the impact we continue to make in the lives of mothers and families.

As mothers, we hold a special place in society. We are not just caregivers; we are the next generation of leaders, the first teachers, and the mentors of tomorrow. I truly believe that by investing in mothers, we are investing in the future of our communities. When mothers are supported and empowered, they can raise up the next generation of leaders who will shape our world for the better.

 

Drawing from my own experiences as a mother and educator, I founded One Happy Mama with a simple yet profound mission: to promote happy and healthy motherhood. I understand the joys and challenges of raising children, pursuing personal goals, and balancing it all. That's why our program offers holistic support services tailored to meet the diverse needs of mothers in our community.

 

At One Happy Mama, we believe that every mother deserves to feel supported, empowered, and valued. Through our mentoring programs, educational support, and community incentives, we strive to create a network of strong, resilient mothers who are equipped to navigate the journey of motherhood with grace and confidence.

 

Together, let's build a community where every mother can flourish, where happiness is not just a goal but a reality. Thank you for joining us on this journey to uplift, empower, and celebrate motherhood.

 

With love and gratitude,

Janitza

Our Core Values

Empowerment:
We believe in the inherent strength and potential of every mother. We strive to empower mothers to unlock their full potential, pursue their dreams, and thrive in every aspect of their lives.

Community:

At One Happy Mama, we foster a sense of belonging and connection among mothers, creating a supportive community where they can share experiences, learn from each other, and grow together.

Accountability:
We are committed to transparency, integrity, and accountability in everything we do. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethical conduct and strive to be accountable to our participants, donors, and the community at large.

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Our Why

Mothers play a significant role in transforming our society; they are our future leaders, first teachers, and mentors.  Every day, mothers wake up and contribute to the advancement of our society, however, to effectively fulfill this role, mothers need to be educated, financially stable, and emotionally fulfilled. Unfortunately, many young mothers face challenges in achieving these prerequisites. Statistics reveal alarming trends, such as parenthood being a leading cause for girls dropping out of school, less than 2% of teen moms earning a college degree by age 30, and 60% of young mothers living in poverty. Two-thirds of families started by young, unmarried mothers experience poverty, and young maternal age is associated with symptoms of depression.

 

One Happy Mama is a direct response to the pressing issues faced by young mothers in the NOLA area, including poverty, lack of education, and depression. OHM identifies those struggling with the transition into motherhood and adulthood, providing essential resources and support to foster a life of happiness, health, and prosperity. While the focus for each mother in the program may vary, the overarching goal remains constant: to empower each mama to make necessary changes for a fulfilling and joyful life.

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Board of Directors

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Jewel Bush

Board Chair

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Monique Egana

Board Member

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Stephanie Davi-McNeely

Board Member

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Dr. Jawan Brown- Alexander

Board Member

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