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Our mission is to decrease isolation at any stage of motherhood and create a network in which expectant mothers, new mothers, those who have experienced maternal loss and mothers in general can receive support through this multifaceted phase of life while strengthening their family along the way.
Tara Farajian, Cofounder & President
Tara Farajian, Cofounder of Transitions In Motherhood is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 10 years of experience. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and Spanish. Tara received her Master’s degree in social work (multi-cultural concentration in children, youth and families) from California State University, Long Beach and is licensed by the Board of Behavioral Sciences, and she is a member of Postpartum Support International.
Rae’Chel Harris, Secretary
Rae’Chel is an Elementary School Teacher with more than 20 years of experience. She started her elementary teaching career in 1999 in Compton Unified School District, and later transferred to Alvord Unified School District, where she has spent the last 21 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Black Studies and History from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1997, Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Master of Arts in Multicultural Education from California State University, Dominguez in 2000, and Administrative Credential from California Baptist University in 2003.
In alignment with Rae’Chel’s passion to teach financial literacy to others, she became licensed with the Department of Insurance in California and Arizona in 2011. She enjoys educating her community on the importance of life insurance, creating a budget, and all things necessary to build a solid economic foundation. She is married and the proud mother of two, Anai & Alil. Supporting their sporting events and other activities keep her busy along with hanging out with her Husky, Kash. When she is not busy doing the above, she enjoys traveling and going to the spa.
A Tribute to Emma Santizo
Emma Santizo, Cofounder of Transitions In Motherhood lived her legacy everyday. Emma’s passion for supporting women and their families through their transitions in motherhood was unceasing.
She was committed to decreasing isolation at any stage of motherhood and creating a network in which expectant mothers, new mothers, and mothers in general can receive support during the multi-faceted phase of life while strengthening their families along the way.
She offered a support group, individual, couples, and family therapy in Spanish and English. And so much more.
She was also the recipient of the Ilyene Barsky Award through PSI (Postpartum Support International) where she was a member and a volunteer on the Spanish warm line.
Let’s continue to support women and families in her name. Please donate here.
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Our mission is to decrease isolation at any stage of motherhood and create a network in which expectant mothers, new mothers, and mothers in general can receive support during this multi-faceted phase of life while strengthening their family along the way.
We offer space that allows for reflection, support and interventions that focus on your needs.
If you need any support, please reach out today.