MOMS Club Expands to Brooklyn Park, Helps with Mental Health
At Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park in Coon Rapids, there’s endless fun for toddlers. A group of moms stand by and watch.
“This is one of our play dates. We try and do it a couple times a month,” said Alysia Coffield, a Brooklyn Park resident.
Coffield has been a stay-at-home mom for more than three years. She is a part of the Coon Rapids nonprofit MOMS Club. MOMS stands for moms offering moms support.
Coffield said the club has been a huge game changer in her life. The club plans service projects, as well as weekly activities for kids. But it also serves as an outlet for moms who feel isolated.
“Depression is big part of it,” Coffield explained. “It’s a silent thing that people feel like they’re alone and they’re the only ones going through it. Then they feel bad about it because they can’t talk about it.”
To add on to that stress, some moms have been furloughed from their jobs due to the pandemic, including Gina Dickey.
“You just feel like kind of like you don’t have a purpose in your life. So this club helped me so much just knowing I have friends and things I can look forward to doing,” Dickey said.
Members noticed a demand for support groups and decided to expand to include Blaine and part of Brooklyn Park. This means events and activities can be held within those borders. Anyone can join, even if they aren’t from those cities.
The annual fee for MOMS club is $25. It gives members access to the event calendar as well as its private page. Moms say the club is a great reminder that you can’t forget to take care of yourself.
“It gives us my daughter and I a chance to see our friends and hangout and gives us a break everyday,” said Dickey.