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About Us

Our mission is to connect families to supportive and culturally competent providers and professionals of color to help them thrive during pregnancy and into parenthood.

Doula exercising with pregnant person

The Bridge is not just a directory and a resource for families of color, but a community of professionals, who seek to heal the disparities in health and care from the inside.

Our members are:

  • Childbirth educators
  • Chiropractors
  • Doulas
  • Lactation consultants
  • Massage therapists
  • Mental health therapists
  • Midwives
  • Obstetricians
  • Pediatricians
  • And more

We want to center the lifelines in our community—as our ancestors once did. We do that through getting to know each other, sharing wisdom, and remembering. We believe we have the solutions our clients, patients, and families seek, and we can get so much further when we move as one.

    Model of Care

    Illustration showing each aspect of care provided: Eldership, Continuity of Care, Patient Autonomy and Empowerment, Systems Transformation, Accountability and Accessibility

    Our model of care embodies a holistic approach that prioritizes the well-being and dignity of every individual within our community. It is not enough to be a BIPOC provider in a system that was never created for us, so we have created our own model and standards of care to represent the changes we want to see.

    Our model centers around the concept of eldership, recognizing the wisdom and experience of our community nominated elders and integrating their guidance heir guidance and accountability into the care process.


    Our Founders

    As birthworkers and mothers of color, we experienced first hand the limited lack of resources and information available online and we believe The Bridge Directory is that solution.

    • Founder, Operations

      Emilie is the visionary behind the Bridge Directory with her focus on serving our community on a grassroots level.

    • Founder, Technology

      Nicolle has worked in the tech industry for over a decade in capacities ranging from marketing to product development and software engineering.

    • Founder, Chief Operating Officer

      Guramrit has a passion for connecting with people and a deep understanding in fostering relationships through authentic marketing and social media.

    Advised by Our Elders

    The Bridge Directory seeks wisdom, accountability, and guidance from our council of community-nominated elders. Our elders not only lead our community, they serve in an advisory capacity in support of our common goal and mission.  

    Meet the council



    Our Vetting Process

    Each prospective member is asked to fill out a thorough application form and attest that they self identify as black, brown, indigenous, or a person of color.

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    Statement of Inclusion & Safety

    We are dedicated to working with families from diverse communities across race, gender, sexual orientation, class, ethnicity, language, and other distinct identities.