CINCINNATI — As a single mom, Nicole Lee was used to stress even before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Her new four-week program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is designed to measure single moms' stress levels and provide resources for their mental health.
The program was founded by Lee herself, who also created the non-profit Warrior Moms three years ago.
She partnered with Children’s Hospital through a grant and is working with moms like Lamonica Hambrick, who works at a hospital and spends 10-12 hours each day away from home. During the program, participants will be given advice and Zoom coaching sessions to help guide them through their day-to-day stresses.
“We’re trying to use other tools besides the ones we already have to try to get through this paralysis of being a single mom,” Hambrick said.
On the survey for the program, she talked about how things are affecting her emotionally.
“I said, 'Sometimes I experience depression because being a single mom I don’t have all the answers,'” Hambrick said.
Lee hopes the success of the program leads to more funding and another four-week session to help more single moms.