Maternal mortality is an urgent health crisis that we must address now.

Since the 1990’s despite medical innovations and increased access to care, the maternal mortality rate in the United States has increased for all women.  But the statistics highlight the stark reality for Black women.  In New Jersey, Black women are up to seven times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than White women.

At the Partnership, supporting pregnant mothers and new parents is at the core of our mission. Whether helping a mother prepare for birth, connecting moms with vital resources & support, or advocating with physicians and nurses to improve patient care, we work every day to ensure that all mothers and families thrive. 

All of our nearly 40 programs focus on directly addressing disparities in healthcare and the underlying causes through community outreach, education, support, and advocacy programs.  Our nurses and home visitors help women access vital prenatal care and practical resources; our virtual New Moms Support Groups engage pregnant women and new moms who struggle with feelings of anxiety and depression; and our education initiatives engage healthcare providers to address the clinical and social issues including implicit bias and racism that negatively impact health outcomes.  

Mother’s Day is May 9. Please commit to supporting moms with a donation to the Partnership.

Mother's Day Tee

If you donate $35 or more, we’ll send you our new Partnership tee as a thank you or we can send it to the mom in your life.

If your contribution is in honor or memory of a special person in your life, we’ll send a Mother’s Day-themed e-card on your behalf and recognize your loved one here on our virtual recognition wall.

Please donate today and help us continue to support the families who need it the most.

View t-shirt sample and sizing here.

Have a question or special request? Please contact Monica Smith, Chief Development and Communications Officer, at or 973-268-2280 ext. 117.

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