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.
The Birthing Project USA is among the most important non-profit organizations I support, and its importance has grown exponentially in an era when government programs that aid expectant mothers, particularly women of color, are under assault, or cut back or eliminated. The very existence of this program is a testament to caring, to hope, and a practical response to neglect. This is not just about these mothers who need this care. It is about the future for us all.