With support from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, two Arlington-based non-profits are joining forces to support young single mothers and their children.

Project Knitwell and Borromeo Housing announced that, beginning this month, Project Knitwell will provide knitting instruction and supplies to teen mothers in an effort to promote wellness, comfort, and community.

Project Knitwell is a nonprofit organization that brings the joy of knitting to those facing stressful situations.   

“We have found in our work at area hospitals and community organizations that knitting can have a positive effect on reducing stress symptoms, foster a sense of pride and productivity, and offer a number of other wellness benefits,” said Michelle Maynard, executive director of Project Knitwell. “We are pleased to bring knitting to Borromeo Housing, with the goal of offering teen moms the opportunity to do something positive for themselves and their children.”

Borromeo Housing executive director Darlene Bakke said her organization is “always looking for ways to help young single moms deal with stress and to offer them a sense of accomplishment.”

“We are looking forward to having Project Knitwell volunteers work with these young women towards that goal,” Bakke said.

For more information, see the Web sites at www.projectknitwell.org and www.borromeohousing.org.