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MOMS hosting membership drive and open house

2012-02-12T00:00:00Z MOMS hosting membership drive and open houseBy ALANA LISTOE, Independent Record Helena Independent Record
February 12, 2012 12:00 am  • 

Vicky Hentz has been a member of the Moms Offering Moms Support or MOMS Club in Helena since 1997. She still attends the meetings, even though her children are 15 and 11.

“It’s a good thing for women,” she said.

The MOMS Club is a nonprofit group that provides activities and support for mothers and their children during the day.

The MOMS Club in Helena is hoping to increase its membership and is holding a Valentine’s Day open house on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lewis and Clark Library.

“The real goal is to give moms someplace to go where they can be effective in their motherhood,” Hentz said. “We are also a service organization.”

The group has helped cook for homeless events, raised money for a new playground accessible to children with disabilities in the works at Centennial Park and donated baskets to Florence Crittenton.

Beth Ries is the co-president for the second year and the mother of four children, Isaac, 6, Jacob 5, Josephine, 3 and Cecilia, 2.

“The women in MOMS Club have offered amazing help and support to my family for the last five and a half years that I have belonged,” she said. “After my children were born, they showered me with hot meals and helping hands like no one else could have provided. They took the kids out so I could get rest, made lunches for them and basically provided a safe environment for my kids to be in while I recuperated.”

Besides all the help they gave Ries after the birth of her children, she says the field trips, play groups and activities helped her children develop their social skills.  

“We choose to stay home, but that doesn’t mean we choose to be isolated,” she said. 

And being a group member doesn’t mean all moms don’t work, it just means that the moms are home during the day, Hentz said.

It’s about having a family of mothers who stand up and support each other, Ries said.

For more information about the group call Robin at 443-2865.

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