Mothers’ Advocates in the Community (MOSAIC) Model Components


Program participants received home visits and other regular contacts from trained and supported mentor mothers. Mentor mothers were supposed to (1) offer listening, friendship, and support without judgment; (2) use regular phone calls, home visits, and other outings to maintain contact and support; (3) help develop appropriate safety and self-care strategies; (4) foster trust and model hope; (5) offer parenting support and information; and (6) provide information regarding community resources and services (in particular, family violence services) and offer referral assistance. Mentor coordinators matched mothers to mentors based on the preferences mothers expressed during a telephone call with the coordinator (such as preferring a mentor who resides in the community), but both mentors and mothers had to agree to the match.