The Community Doula Connection is a non profit organization that aims to connect low income and high risk families or individuals with experienced birth and postpartum doula support. We offer holistic, anti-oppressive and trauma informed training to fully equip our doulas so that they can provide specific support for these families. Furthermore, we compensate doulas fairly for their work rather than relying on them to volunteer or work at reduced rates.
Recent research has demonstrated that when families are supported through the entire perinatal period and beyond, they experience improved birth outcomes and enhanced early childhood development. Our vision is to train our doulas with the skills to be able to identify and meet the needs of each unique family. Through awareness and respect they will provide diverse support and be able to connect families with resources in their communities when needed. It is our mission to provide families with continuity of care that is sensitive to trauma, addictions, abuse, mental health, cultural diversity, sexual-orientation and socio-economic status throughout the perinatal and an extended postpartum period.
The Community Doula Connection holds the intention to increase support for both families and doulas. Ultimately with this increased support mothers will have improved birth outcomes, children will have healthier outcomes for years ahead, health care providers will be provided with extended assistance, thereby alleviating the burden on the health care system, and doulas will feel more informed and supported in order to extend that care out into the community.
The Community Doula Connection Team