MAPLEWOOD, Mo. (KSDK) - The region is about to lose a one of a kind charity.
Mother to Mother provides free peer counseling to mothers suffering from postpartum depression.
There are also support groups in St. Peters, Creve Coeur, and Collinsville, Ill. It is the only free counseling service in the area and it will permanently shut its doors on Dec. 31, 2013 due to a lack of donations.
"I think about the moms that are having babies today and tomorrow, it makes me very sad for them," said one mother who asked to remain anonymous. This mother has been receiving counseling services from Mother to Mother for two years since her son was born.
"I can't imagine what my life would have been like if I hadn't found Mother to Mother," she said.