Holiday Donor Drive 2019
Your contributions help CVD continue to provide doula services to Chicagoland’s most vulnerable communities. We have partnered with 8 hospitals and a birth center throughout the city to increase our program offerings in 2019. In 2019 we had the honor of rolling out our postpartum doula program with incredible outcomes-including increased confidence and commitment to breast/chestfeeding, and increased presence of the 5 protective factors in clients families. We’re also securing space in childbirth education classes and parent and baby groups across the city to provide access to much needed connections for parents and their new babies.
CVD works to be on the front lines of service providers in the name of birth justice, directly addressing the disparities in infant and parent reproductive health outcomes for people of color and other marginalized identities that may impact their ability to birth safely and as they desire. This December CVD is supporting doula access for people who are pregnant and incarcerated with the launch of a first of its kind in the nation, peer doula program! CVD is organizing and coordinating training for 10 women who are incarcerated to provide doula support to their peers, tremendously reducing feelings of isolation and lack of agency for pregnant people and increasing the work development skills of the women trained. CVD doulas will provide mentor support as peer doulas develop their skills to continue to support their peers inside.
These critical efforts would be impossible without your generosity!
Donating to CVD gives the gift of doulas to parents and birthing people who may not otherwise have the support and advocacy they deserve as they move through the transformative process of welcoming a new baby into our world.