Shortly after the creation of MOMO, some 17 years ago, the leadership of the organization rightly determined that in order to truly affect the murder rate, is was important to assist in preventing the next one.
Over the years, MOMO’s expertise and knowledge in this area has improved drastically. One of the main contributing factors has to do with MOMO reaching a funding level where it was possible to hire staff, develop meaningful community activities and stay in constant contact with our families.
MOMO has also been able to leverage relationships with professionals and experts from various organizations that also support family. MOMO also expanded its prevention and education programs to include substance abuse, another strong contributor to violence.
The following is a historically look at the great programs we were able to bring to the community when the funding was available. All of these programs were tremendously successful and had a great impact on our children and their parents.