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Birthing Project USA

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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

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This long standing excellent organization is dedicated to maternal and newborn health, and to babies of color reaching their full potential. We have partnered with them providing our Clean Birth Kit in a Purse , for an infection free childbirth, and will continue to support their much needed services,education, and outreach.

The ayzh Team

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been involved in just about every way with this non-profit, mostly as a volunteer but also benefiting from all of the support I got during my pregnancies. The organization is made up of people with huge hearts and the know-how to get things done in communities all over the world. What I love is that anyone can be involved, in any way that capitalizes on their interests and gifts, skills, talents. There's a place for you and you will always feel like no matter how much you're giving, you're receiving so much more.

Lisa Kane L.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

they are passionate, they engage the community at all levels and are active listen to all who bring thoughts and ideas to the work they are doing. They are an amazing model of community engaged collaboration.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Birthing Project is an amazing organization that I have been a part of for many years. The work that is being done at kitchen tables, in health departments and clinics around the world is what is needing to improve birth outcomes among women of color. We love this work and the birthing project has perfected the delivery of support.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Birthing Project USA is an amazing organization. It helps to improve the lives of women children and families all over the world. Their national, annual conference brings women from all different walks of life together to share, bond, celebrate successful birth outcomes and to make improvements to the work being done for the next year.

Akhmiri S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Birthing Project USA which is a volunteer effort that utilizes the strengths of the community to encourage better birth outcomes.

We are trying to keep more babies alive and healthy here in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul. This is our strategy! We are gonna support our moms & babies and be there when they need us!

Minnesota's pre-term birth rate has grown worse. The change isn't drastic; the rate climbed just three-tenths of a percent last year, from 9.9 percent in 2011 to 10.2 percent in 2012. Among Minnesota's American Indians, 13 percent of babies are born prematurely, and 12.7 percent of black infants are, compared to 9.4 percent for whites.

Our work is to change this with using the Birthing Project USA model!!

Christina43

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization is truly revolutionary. By building on the assets of the African-American community, and providing the kind of personalized, caring connections that at-risk moms and babies need to overcome the personal and social barriers to healthy pregnancies, safe births, and secure and stable families, they are truly making a difference where many social and medical services cannot despite their best efforts and intentions. By providing a trained, caring volunteer "Sister-friend" who can support the new mama with whatever she needs, help her make the best use of the services available to her, and to believe in herself and her right to a healthy life and family, the Birthing Project is bringing longstanding African values to a modern American problem that we have not been able to fix otherwise- the disproportionate prematurity and deaths of moms and babies of African descent. The founder Kathryn Hall-Trujillo is recognized nationally and globally for her pioneering work. You can help her found a Birthing Project resource center so that this project can be replicated more broadly. Now in over 100 communities worldwide and counting 13,000 babies born into the arms of empowered mamas, its success is unquestioned. Help spread the love to more at risk babies and mamas today, you can make a real difference. Donations made before 12/27 will help qualify us reach a crucial fundraising goal for 2012 that will qualify us for further foundation funding in 2013.

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