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In 2007, The Doula Project created a model of care that seeks to advance a new vision of holistic pregnancy support: a doula for all reproductive choices. Since that time, our organization has grown from two to more than 75 volunteer doulas. These doulas have provided compassionate, respectful support to more than 30,000 pregnant people in NYC, and operate under the guiding principle that all people deserve compassion, care, and support, whether they choose abortion, adoption, or to raise their child.
Fall Spectrum of Choice
Our fall online fundraising campaign honors the decisions people make in their reproductive lives. Our fall campaign features our wish list representing crucial services that The Doula Project provides to our clients and needed support for the organization. Please consider supporting The Doula Project by picking an item from our wish list:
Provide a Stipend for an Abortion Doula
The Doula Project provides free doula care to people choosing to terminate their pregnancies or experiencing miscarriage or fetal loss at clinics in NYC. Help support our new efforts to raise funds to provide our doulas with a stipend for this important work.
Train an Abortion Doula
The Doula Project has trained hundreds of volunteers around the country on the abortion doula model of care. Help us continue to train our doulas so that they can provide this crucial support to people terminating their pregnancies, or experiencing miscarriage or fetal loss.
Send a Doula to a National Conference
As leaders in the full-spectrum doula movement, we believe it is our mission to educate the healthcare field about the work we do. Help us continue to promote and grow our movement by supporting our presentations at reproductive health and justice conferences around the country.
Support New Partnerships with Clinics
In order to provide full-spectrum doula care to even more clients, we must build partnerships with new abortion clinics, hospitals, and organizations. Your contribution will help us create, nurture, and maintain these partnerships.
Provide a Birth Doula
The support a doula provides during labor and birth is invaluable, but for many it is unaffordable. Your contribution will provide a person the support and assistance they deserve during their labor and birth.
Hire Our First Staff Member!
Since 2007, we have been an entirely volunteer-run organization, providing services to thousands of pregnant people at multiple clinics. We are now committed to hiring a staff member to help us elevate and expand our work.
All contributions are tax-deductible and can be made via our campaign page where you can track our progress towards our $5,000 fundraising goal. If you would like to make your gift in honor of someone special, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are incredibly grateful to the volunteers who make The Doula Project run, and to our donors and supporters who allow us to do this great work.
The Doula Project
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Join us on June 3rd at 7:00 pm at the Bell House in Brooklyn for Pregnant Pause: A Variety Show about Pop Culture and Pregnancy. Doors and Silent Auction open at 6:30pm. All proceeds benefit the Doula Project!
Come explore where pop culture intersects with being pregnant. Our performers will deconstruct depictions of pregnancy and choices people make in film, television, stand-up, & more! This show has something for everyone: horror, drama, comedy, and romance, all brought to you in variety show fashion by your hosts Bonnie & Maude.
*Special Guest Gillian Robespierre will discuss her groundbreaking film Obvious Child. *Pop Presentations will delve into monstrous birth, celebrity bumps, and dancing dirty. *Dance performances, poetry readings, and stand-up comedy will creatively expand the way you look at pregnancy and choice. *With Drink Specials and Silent Auction. *Sponsored by The Feminist Press and Choices in Childbirth. *Photos by Seze Devres.
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$15 online/$20 at the door. Buy Tickets Here.
Thursday, May 07, 2015
We are recruiting volunteer full-spectrum doulas to become part of the Doula Project!
People who are passionate, caring, and committed are encouraged to apply. Any experience in doula work, reproductive health, rights and justice work, abortion counseling, health service, or personal experiences can be helpful, but isn’t necessary. Many of our best doulas have had no professional experience, but a dedicated attitude and a desire to learn more and be a part of the Doula Project.
We strongly encourage people of color, people with dis/abilities, trans* or genderqueer identified folks (especially transfeminine folks), queer-identified folks, people born outside the USA, Spanish speakers, people living with HIV/AIDS, and people of faith to apply. People with flexible/free weekdays are ideal.
We are accepting applications until midnight on June 20, 2015. The mandatory training for new volunteers will be on August 7 (6-9 pm), August 8 (9 am-5 pm), and August 9 (9 am-5 pm). Full application is here!