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.
I have been volunteering for Birthing Project USA, BPUSA, for almost 2 years and became a Board Member earlier this year. I decided to become Involved with BPUSA because rarely, if ever, have I witnessed an organization that is so dedicated and true to their mission. Not only is the work of BPUSA improving birth outcomes with their unique sister-friend social support model being replicated all over the globe, but they are also creating authentic community and forging new connections and lifelong friendships between women. I am consistently inspired by the caring and loving spirit that permeates every aspect of the organization, as well as every person involved in BPUSA. As a social worker, MSW, with over thirty years experience, an engaged citizen, and a seasoned board member who has worked with a variety of non-profits, I consider it a deep honor to be involved with the Birthing Project USA.