Ashe Birthing Services Community + Sustainability Fund

Ashe Birthing Services is a small group of birth and postpartum doulas of color (based in the Bronx, NY)  that work together to provide full spectrum services to the families we serve.

Birth Injury Center

The Birth Injury Center's mission is to assist anyone who has been affected by a birth injury. Their website is a compilation of information around the different types of injuries. They offer resources to assist these families. Cerebral Palsy is the most common motor disability for children and it affects 1 in every 345 kids. That's why they have information and resources specifically for those with CP and their families. Check it out below.
 

Bronx Doula Access Project

This program offers free services for expectant families in The Bronx in partnership with The Bronx Health Link, Inc., The Birthing Place, Womb Bus, Ashe Birthing Services, and Conscious Birth Collective for:

  • Childbirth education

  • Birth doula services

  • Postpartum doula services

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The Bronx Health Link
Chances for Children NY

Chances for Children offers little ones (birth - 4.5yo) and their families dyadic play therapy services.  We aim to help caregivers bond with their children and reflect on their child's unique needs and development.  Our services are offered in English and Spanish, and we have availability over telehealth and in person at our center located in Highbridge, Bronx.   

Combatting the Maternal Health Crisis

Information from the White House regarding the Biden Administration's plan to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity.

Dove: Black Birth Equity Fund

As part of our commitment to help close the gap in care and improve health outcomes – for Black expectant mothers, birthing individuals, and their babies – we have started the Black Birth Equity Fund. We hope to help open up access to doula services as lifesaving care.

Health and Social Service Resources in NYC

The Health Information Tool for Empowerment (HITE) is an online directory offering information on more than 6,000 health and social services available to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured individuals in New York City, Long Island and Westchester. Free and open to the public, HITE helps connect users to vital community services quickly and easily. 

 

HITE serves as a tool for hospitals, not-for-profits, and other organizations to address community and social needs with the operation of new programs, initiatives, and models of care. In New York State, access to community resources and collaboration among providers is a cornerstone of addressing social determinants of health, patient-centered medical care, health home care management, and the Prevention Agenda for the Healthiest State. HITE helps organizations connect patients to local services, complete community needs assessments, identify local partners, and improve care for New York's neediest residents.

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HITE
Healthy Start Services: Bronx

The Bronx Healthy Start Program helps pregnant women get the health care and support they need during pregnancy and after the baby is born. Services are free, voluntary, and confidential.

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Montefiore/Einstein College of Medicine
Healthy Starts: Free, Delicious, Nutritious Meals For Pregnant People with Gestational Diabetes

God’s Love We Deliver launched Healthy Starts, a food and nutrition service for pregnant people diagnosed with gestational diabetes.

This service – the first of its kind in New York City – offers medically tailored home-delivered meals, support from Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and an on-demand education series to support pregnant peoples’ management of gestational diabetes for a healthy pregnancy, delivery, and recovery.

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Gods Love We Deliver
HRSA Funding + Grants

Learn about getting supplemental funding to increase the availability of doulas in Healthy Start service areas most affected by infant and maternal mortality in order to reduce such deaths and decrease such racial/ethnic disparities.

IRTH App

Irth (as in Birth, but we dropped the B for bias) helps Black and brown women and birthing people have a more safe and empowered pregnancy and parenting experience by allowing you to see how other parents of color, just like you, experienced care at a doctor or hospital. Then we turn those collective experiences into meaningful data to push for change within health systems. 

Join our fight to end racism and bias in maternity and infant care.

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IRTH App
Maternal Mental Health Now

The mission of Maternal Mental Health NOW is to remove barriers to the prevention, screening and treatment of prenatal and postpartum depression.

Metro Homebirth: Black Homebirth Initiative

The Black Home Birth Initiative is increasing access to culturally safe care with a Black home birth midwife for Black families.

Mount Sinai: Rainbow Clinic

When parents have a stillborn child, it can be difficult to hope again or plan for another child—often called a “rainbow baby.” At the Mount Sinai – Rainbow Clinic, we understand. Women and their families who have had a stillborn child need emotional support, the most advanced medical attention, and someone to walk beside them—every step of the way.

National Birth Equity Collaborative

NBEC creates transnational solutions that optimize Black maternal, infant, sexual, and reproductive wellbeing. We shift systems and culture through training, research, technical assistance, policy, advocacy, and community-centered collaboration.

National Maternal Mental Health Hotline

The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline can help. Call or text 1-833-943-5746 (1-833-9-HELP4MOMS)

About the National Maternal Mental Health Hotline:

The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline provides 24/7, free, confidential support before, during, and after pregnancy. The Hotline offers callers:

  • Phone or text access to professional counselors
  • Real-time support and information
  • Response within a few minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Resources
  • Referrals to local and telehealth providers and support groups
  • Culturally sensitive support
  • Counselors who speak English and Spanish
  • Interpreter services in 60 languages
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Health Resources + Services Administration
NYC Doula Initiative

The Citywide Doula Initiative provides professional, no-cost doula services to residents of neighborhoods that have been especially affected by COVID-19. To enroll, you must live in one of the neighborhoods shown in blue on this map and be income-eligible for Medicaid.

Power of Two: Trauma Support for Families

Power of Two was created to help families heal from the root causes of trauma, help children thrive, and strengthen community cohesion. At our core, we are a community-based organization that is maximizing the positive effects of responsive parenting and supporting stronger relationships between caregivers and children, shown to have lifelong positive impacts on the health and well-being of children. It sets the foundation from which we engage the wider community in healing. We do all this with a racial and social justice lens, so ensure brighter futures for Black and Brown families in New York City. 

The Bridge Project

We're giving new mothers across New York City up to $1000 every month for three years, no strings attached. 

Our goal is to simplify the solution and empower families to secure their own futures. We want to provide mothers and babies with the resources to lift themselves out of poverty so the next generation of New Yorkers has a strong foundation to grow, learn, and turn possibility into reality.

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The Bridge Project