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Catalyst Radio: MomsBloom is women volunteering to serve women with newborns

MomsBloom is gearing up for the May 19 fundraiser BloomAwards, with sponsorship opportunities still available.

About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with producer and host Linda Gellasch. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.

Volunteers help mothers with newborns, as the family adjusts to the new addition.

Volunteers help mothers with newborns, as the family adjusts to the new addition. /MomsBloom

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In this episode of Catalyst Radio we feature the local nonprofit MomsBloom – a women-supporting-women organization focusing on mothers with newborn babies.

MomsBloom co-founder and program director Angie Walters in in the studio, along with MomsBloom volunteer Lisa Town, to talk about the importance of support during the trying first 3 months of having a newborn.

We will also discuss some of the other programs, including doula-style services and grief support after the loss of a baby.  Also coming up is the MomsBloom fundraiser on May 19 called BloomAwards, for which the organization is seeking sponsors.

The organization also relies heavily on volunteers, and the next volunteer training opportunity is on April 16.



Michigan-made music featured in this edition of Catalyst Radio comes from the new release from Rachael Davis, called Bandbox Jubilee. The song is “Peregrine.”

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