Grandmas2Go

Family Coaches

Finalist, The Encore Prize

Every baby needs a grandma, and every family needs support! Linda Otto founded Grandmas2Go with this core belief as her mission. After spending a decade as a volunteer postpartum doula, infant massage instructor, NICU baby cuddler and Court Appointed Special Advocate, Linda realized that to help babies, she needed to help parents. Grandmas2Go connects the wisdom, skills and talents of older women as family coaches to guide young struggling families and help their babies thrive. Piloted in Southern Oregon, the program currently engages 20 volunteer grandmas with plans to grow statewide in 2018 and then expand nationwide.