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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International, International Relief

Mission: An international organization and resource center for improving birth outcomes for women of color, providing health and human services to assisting individuals, communities & organizations in promoting better birth outcomers, enhancing the health and well-being of children.

Programs: Provided training and support to 30 projects. Established regional office in new orleans, la to serve ms delta. Served over 1000 families; partnered with federal office of minority health, march of dimes, and national healthy start association in events to raise awareness of, and recruit volunteers to support, efforts to reduce infant mortality. Participated in federal community service day; facilitated coast to coast baby showers to raise awareness and recruit local volunteers. Participated in national women's health month: coast to coast strut and stroll event to raise awareness and facilitated national conference to disseminate information to health and human service providers.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Toni H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Birthing Project USA is an awesome organization which began over twenty-five years ago as a grassroots organization by ten women and one man who truly wanted to make a difference in the lives of families from African decent. The Birthing Project is a true example of the power a few dedicated volunteers can have. Under the direction of founder Kathryn Hall-Trujillo, affectionately known as Mama Katt to those involved with the program, this once small group has come to support and empower families on a global scale. The beauty of the birthing project is that each individual involved truly wants to improve upon our future starting one baby at a time.
I always look forward to the yearly conference/meeting. It is an amazing time to be able to spend with women and men from everywhere with one common goal in mind.
Lastly I love the concept of Safe Birth Kits, which are only $5.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Birthing Project USA is the perfert example of grass roots organizations. We provide cost effective practical social care and caring to pregnant women, families and communities both locally and globally. No other organization I know will come to the house and see "how you're doing". Birthing Project is the perferct fit for African American culture. A big thank you to Kathryn Hall-Trujillo for the vision that has open my eyes to the possibilities of volunteering.

Alice Rogers-Johnson
Southeast Arkansas

Volunteer

Rating: 4

My history with BPUSA began in 2007 as a volunteer community-based doula. I had the opportunity to serve women in my community who exhibited great risks for infant mortality due to their environment, lack of support during their prenatal period, & limited access to navigate resources in the community. After assisting more than 40 families toward healthy birth outcomes, I was saddened by the prospect of giving it all up when our local program lost its funding & we had to close our doors. As I continued to serve the community, requests for the birthing project services were continually being presented to me; so I inquired about continuing the program in my local community. I wanted to continue to volunteer my services to expand the legacy that was established by BPUSA. To date, my local community has been honored with 2 distinct projects, served over 300 families toward healthy birth outcomes & continue to provide programming in a unique way that garners proven results. It is my pleasure to volunteer my time & effort to serve in the capacity that I love: empowering & educating families to make healthy, evidence-based consent to birth with dignity, pride & respect. Thank you BPUSA for establishing the template to foster my calling.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Birthing Project USA is an excellent organization.I have personally witnuess life changing positive birth outcomes.A new mother stated"Thank you so much for your support.I am now breastfeeding my baby.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Birthing Project USA is a remarkable organization that is saving the lives of babies globally. The work is done with a genuine love for the mothers and babies encountered. For 25 years, the BPUSA has been doing the work necessary to help reduce infant mortality rates.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am Project Manager for an affiliate project of BPusa in Sacramento, California. This national and international effort has supported no less than 13,000 at risk babies. The support from the umbrella organization and leadership is phenomenal. We are encouraged to find high caliber volunteers to meet needs of babies at highest risk of infant mortality and morbidity in a way that makes sense for the individual community. In Sacramento we have a goal of lowering rates and preventing the children of pregnant teens in foster care from ending up in the system. BPusa has given us the tools to find little sisters, match them with sister-friend volunteers. As a result we have healthy, full term babies born into our project. Without our parent organization we would have a difficult time meeting our goals. But our success doesn't end at US borders. BPusa supports babies in 9 countries who face health care inequities to the tune of maternal deaths being an expected outcome. Thanks to the projects, safe birth kits are distributed preventing maternal and infant deaths in rural communities around the world.