Madison Area Parent Support (MAPS) provides direct support and resources to families - from pregnancy through the rest of parenthood - free of charge, with a particular focus on parents struggling with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs).

MAPS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible. 

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MAPS Base Camp >

402 East Washington Ave.

(corner of E. Wash and Hancock)

Madison Area Parent Support does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.


Strength. Self Care. Together.

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We understand that being a mom isn't always easy, but having a community around you can make the journey easier.
Our in-person MotherTrees group meets the second and fourth Saturdays of every month, offering a safe, welcoming space for ALL moms (no matter the age of your children) to come together to encourage and support one another. Meet moms who have been where you are and moms who are right there with you. We discuss topics such as: self care, keeping your individual identity, and making mom friends. 
MAPS believes that no one should have to pay for community, so our MotherTrees group is always free; no registration required. Visit our calendar for more information.

We also provides a private, online support group for moms who find themselves struggling with a postpartum mood or anxiety disorder such as postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, or postpartum OCD. This online MotherTrees group is a welcoming, judgement-free community made up of local women who understand what you're going through. Contact us directly to be added to the group.

This group is made up of peers, not medical professionals. This is not the place to seek medical advice. You do not need to have a professional diagnosis in order to join.

Group Facilitators:

Jen Fenton, MotherTrees Peer Support Volunteer
"When people come together after life changing experiences and share their stories we build bridges of understanding that are powerful and essential to our growth as individuals and as a community. The transformation to parenthood is one that I have experienced. It’s hard. It’s messy. You laugh. You cry. Each day can be both challenging and rewarding. That’s why I volunteer for MotherTrees. I believe it is essential for us as parents to come together, share our stories and offer support. We can help each other have happy and healthy homes."

Kat Schuknecht, MotherTrees Peer Support Volunteer, MAPS director
"Motherhood is full of joy mixed with exhaustion mixed with love mixed with met & unmet expectations. Being a mom can feel isolating even on your best days. It's important to find your community, find your tribe, find people who lift you up and encourage you along your journey. MotherTrees is such a unique group of women because everyone who attends is at a different stage in her life. This is what community is all about - sharing stories, sharing wisdom, standing together through the ups and downs of life."