Mothers on the Frontline

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Mission:  Mothers on the Frontline is founded and run by mothers of children with mental health conditions to promote Children’s Mental Health Justice, Caregiver Justice, and Caregiver Healing through storytelling and our Wisdom Collective Methodology.

We understand the current children’s mental health crisis to be an institutional and structural social injustice that harms children, their caregivers, families, and communities.

Our vision is a world in which mental health is de-stigmatized, respected and prioritized as an integral part of the overall health of individuals, families, communities, and indeed, our nation and world.

Location: Iowa City

Needs: Research, data entry into Zotero, graphic design of slides, social media posts and flyers.  Needs assistance organizing a giving season/putting together a campaign, as well as coordinating on-line web activity for special events and occasions such as Mother’s Day.


Volunteers:  needed for on-going service

When is service needed:   year-round

Number of hours: Flexible, as much or little as is possible for the volunteer.


  • In-person: no
  • Hybrid in-person/virtual possible: yes
  • Fully virtual possible: yes


Prerequisites: For research, students would need to have some academic background (e.g., a class) on the topic of research. For the graphics work, they would need a general knowledge of producing flyers, social media posts, etc. We use Piktochart, and would expect them to learn the application for some of the graphic work.


Equipment or logistics supplied: We provide access to Piktochart.


How to apply: Apply via Handshake

Contact: Tammy Nyden, 641-990-9974,


Operation information:  Disseminating the Children’s Mental Health Justice and Caregiver Justice Frameworks through podcasts, public speaking, workshops, and a resource hub.  3-person working board, on-line primarily, with public speaking engagements and workshops in academic and non-academic settings.

Address: 308 E Burlington St #210 Iowa City, IA 52245

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