EMPOCO has existed as a non-profit dedicated to help moms and their children. It was created by Julie Roberts in 2004 to support the efforts of her aunt who was traveling to a small village in the West Indies Mountains to support moms and their children. In the winter of 2016, when a local mom took the lives of her children and her own life and two short months later another mom did the same, Julie was compelled to modify the mission of EMPOCO and help create a more localized effort to support moms and their children.
This passion has evolved into YANAM2M which stands for You Are Not Alone-Mom 2 Mom. This non-profit organization supports moms in the community and created an extension of EMPOCO. This is not just for the struggling mom but for ALL moms who have “been there” and who can reach out a helping hand and let another mom know that they are NOT alone.
We have partnered with Burn Bootcamp in Highlands Ranch and use their space for play-dates and gatherings (when they do not have classes). This is a time for moms and kiddos to gather and be themselves. No make-up required, no fancy clothes, just moms (yoga pants required…or at least highly recommended).
Each mom has the option to be paired with a support person (SP). This SP is someone who is willing to admit that they have “been there” before; a mom who can commiserate, support and be human. Everyone needs a “person.” All events and gatherings are free of charge and open to ANYONE and EVERYONE!