20 Elm Street
Albany, NY 12202
Target: Albany metro region including Troy, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Latham, Colonie, Saratoga, East and North Greenbush
Community Doula Program
BirthNet, Inc is a birth justice organization with a mission to eliminate the inequities in birth outcomes for all childbearing people and to ensure that all birthing families receive respectful and supportive maternity and infant care. BirthNet envisions a community where all childbearing people achieve optimal health outcomes through respectful, culturally appropriate, high-quality, person-centered care.
As part of the birth justice movement serving the Capital District of New York, BirthNet is committed to support, empower and care for birthing members of the community. BirthNet works to empower BIPOC with education and tools to have healthy babies and positive birth experiences regardless of their: gender, size, sexuality, orientation, culture or family structure. Community-based birth workers have the unique capacity to challenge bias in the medicalized birth system and undo the exclusion of traditional, community-centered practices around pregnancy and birth.
The Community Doula Program builds a sustainable community-led and supported community doula training pipeline, provides engagement and education, and programs that develop leadership and skills with the people from the very communities they intend to impact.
Delaware Opportunities Inc.
35430 State Hwy 10
Hamden, NY 13782
Target: Delaware County
The Better Beginnings program consists of a series of parenting education classes for pregnant and parenting at-risk families. The program will increase parental knowledge and skills in infant care and development (up to one year of age).
Society for the Protection and Care of Children
148 South Fitzhugh Street
Rochester, NY 14608
Target: Monroe County
Reaching Young Parents
Reaching Young Parents strengthens local infrastructure to support teen parents, connects pregnant teens with services, and provides comprehensive support to teen parents and their infants. Services include PAT, health connections, strengthening parent-child relationships, father engagement, employment and educational support, and case management.