Mommies in Need supports parents experiencing a health crisis by providing childcare, community, and compassion. Born out of one mom's personal adversity and passion for helping others, this Dallas-based nonprofit has grown into an organization that provides free childcare from professionally trained nannies and teachers through several initiatives: in-home placements, virtual visits and Annie's Place, a childcare center set to open at Parkland Hospital in Dallas in fall 2020. With a vision that parents should never have to choose between taking care of their own health and having safe and loving care for their children, Mommies in Need has provided more than 25,000 hours of free childcare since its inception in 2014.

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In fall of 2020, Mommies in Need will open Annie's Place, an on-site drop-in childcare center at Parkland Health and Hospital System that will enable parents and guardians to fully focus on their own life-saving treatment while knowing that their children are safe and happy. Annie's Place will care for children ages 0-6 whose parent is receiving treatment at Parkland. Knowing that a parent's health crisis can be a scary and confusing experience for young children, Mommies In Need is developing a trauma-informed programming model of care that addresses the complex needs of the children we will serve.

Mommies In Need is committed to responding to the COVID-19 crisis by also offering a limited number of spots at Annie's Place each day for emergency backup childcare for first responders on the front line of this pandemic.

The Mommies In Need Virtual Community Program focuses on serving preschool-aged children (ages 3-6) to help alleviate the burden of childcare on families where a parent is ill, disabled, or in the hospital. We offer this to families who are suffering from any type of health crisis, including those affected by COVID-19. We also offer our services to hospital staff and first responders (or those caring for the children of these frontline workers) during this public health crisis. For all families accepted into the program, we provide one-on-one time with a "Virtual Nanny" through a video conference system. The nanny gets to know each child and engages them in daily or weekly calls, the goal of which is to give the parent a chance to rest. We also provide each family with a library of books they can read with their nanny, as well as diapers, educational toys, arts and crafts supplies.

Our Home Care program provides up to six months of full-time childcare for families dealing with cancer and other major illnesses and injuries, all at no cost to those served. Our nannies work with the same family for up to six months and are specially trained to support children and their ill parent. To date, Mommies In Need has provided more than 25,000 total hours of childcare to more than 65 families facing health crises. This program is currently paused due to safety concerns during this pandemic, but we plan to resume care as soon as it is safe to do so.

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Mommies in Need supports parents experiencing a health crisis by providing childcare, community, and compassion. Born out of one mom's personal adversity and passion for helping others, this Dallas-based nonprofit has grown into an organization that provides free childcare from professionally trained nannies and teachers through several initiatives: in-home placements, virtual visits and Annie's Place, a childcare center set to open at Parkland Hospital in Dallas in fall 2020. With a vision that parents should never have to choose between taking care of their own health and having safe and loving care for their children, Mommies in Need has provided more than 25,000 hours of free childcare since its inception in 2014.

More About Us

In fall of 2020, Mommies in Need will open Annie's Place, an on-site drop-in childcare center at Parkland Health and Hospital System that will enable parents and guardians to fully focus on their own life-saving treatment while knowing that their children are safe and happy. Annie's Place will care for children ages 0-6 whose parent is receiving treatment at Parkland. Knowing that a parent's health crisis can be a scary and confusing experience for young children, Mommies In Need is developing a trauma-informed programming model of care that addresses the complex needs of the children we will serve.

Mommies In Need is committed to responding to the COVID-19 crisis by also offering a limited number of spots at Annie's Place each day for emergency backup childcare for first responders on the front line of this pandemic.

The Mommies In Need Virtual Community Program focuses on serving preschool-aged children (ages 3-6) to help alleviate the burden of childcare on families where a parent is ill, disabled, or in the hospital. We offer this to families who are suffering from any type of health crisis, including those affected by COVID-19. We also offer our services to hospital staff and first responders (or those caring for the children of these frontline workers) during this public health crisis. For all families accepted into the program, we provide one-on-one time with a "Virtual Nanny" through a video conference system. The nanny gets to know each child and engages them in daily or weekly calls, the goal of which is to give the parent a chance to rest. We also provide each family with a library of books they can read with their nanny, as well as diapers, educational toys, arts and crafts supplies.

Our Home Care program provides up to six months of full-time childcare for families dealing with cancer and other major illnesses and injuries, all at no cost to those served. Our nannies work with the same family for up to six months and are specially trained to support children and their ill parent. To date, Mommies In Need has provided more than 25,000 total hours of childcare to more than 65 families facing health crises. This program is currently paused due to safety concerns during this pandemic, but we plan to resume care as soon as it is safe to do so.