724.473.0990 143 S. Main Street, Zelienople PA 16063

Empowering Moms Program

Building Connection, Community and Confidence in New Mothers


The Empowering Moms program at Toto consists of support groups and additional programs to support women as new moms & throughout their parenting journey.  As Parents in Toto expands from being an Autism Resource Center to a Community Resource Center. We will have our Inclusive Autism Program and our Empowering Moms Program. Empowering Moms will always be inclusive but not specifically geared to families/children with an autism diagnosis.  As a Community Center, Toto wants to embrace whole family needs and the early years transition is often the first big time of growth and need for community.

Our mission is to empower women to gain confidence as new moms through a validating, diverse, and accepting community setting.

We are grateful for all financial support and excited to announce the support of Heinz Endowments to continue to grow and strengthen the Empowering Moms Program in Toto. 

We provide:

  • Facilitated weekly & monthly support groups in-person and online.
  • Special events and regular meet ups for increase community connection.
  • Guidance to needed community resources.
  • Mentoring & advocacy regarding maternal mental health, developmental & family needs.
  • Encouragement, empowerment & acceptance of all moms.

Our multiple calls are offered throughout the month and are open to local and non-local women. Our local groups are open to moms from the greater Pittsburgh area. We know that it can be challenging to come for the first time. If you’re not sure what to expect, please email Megan with any questions. 

Join us for: 

  • A weekly call for moms in the first year of parenting a little one (first, second or third little one!). 
  • Toddler Time playgroup every other week.
  • Evening calls for moms who are working or occupied during the day. 
  • In-person, daytime, meet ups for New moms and babies.
  • In-person evening meet ups for Mom’s Night.
  • Monthly workshops on a variety of parenting topics.

Please join us to get individualized support and encouragement. In addition, we offer a Facebook community to those who have registered through the above sign up link. This community is an extension of our non-judgemental, inclusive and supportive approach. 

new moms group at toto April

What moms have to say about their experiences with groups...

Join us!

We continue to have our regular consistent program and offer special events. 

We hope to see you soon!

We can't wait to meet you.

Come together with other moms to find connection and community while building confidence as a new mom. All groups are free, inclusive and open to you.

Megan Shane, M.A. Program Manager


Text EMP to 412-748-0406 for more info

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