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Mothers on the Rise

Mothers on the rise logo, yellow-orange-red squiggly line

Mothers on the Rise (MOR) serves mother-baby pairs transitioning from the Indiana Women’s Prison Leath Unit to their home community. The MOR team and partners help mothers navigate their home community and work to build a mother’s capacity to flourish. The program establishes an individualized, coordinated system of care for each mother residing in the nursery unit. Our social support team includes a program manager, social worker/therapist, nurse navigator, lead community navigator, and community navigator. Mothers are referred to a Healthy Families Home Visitor, Community Partners Case Manager, and legal assistance when applicable.

Key Accomplishments

  • Developed a social network documentation system to evaluate our network’s impact
  • Completed set of Healthcare Roadmaps to help all women in the Indiana Women’s Prison navigate the healthcare system and build personal agency of their health

Mothers On The Rise team photo  wearing t-shirts with their logo


Resources and Links


Ashley Mager Headshot

Ashley Mager, MPH

Project Manager, Mothers on the Rise

Nina Porter Headshot

Nina Porter

Project Coordinator and Lead Community Navigator, Mothers on the Rise