The Doula Project
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Please Join Us On June 3!

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.

Volunteer with the Doula Project!

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!

The Doula Project Invites You To A Free Screening Of Vessel

The Doula Project Board of Directors Invites you to a Free Screening of

VESSEL
a film by Diana Whitten

To all of our supporters, clients, doulas, and future friends: we invite you to a free screening of this important film.

Wednesday March 25th, 2015
VIDEOLOGY
308 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 782-3468
6:30-8:30p

Support the Doula Project This Holiday Season!

Dear Supporters,

We are reaching out this holiday season to ask for your help in expanding The Doula Project’s important work. The Doula Project works to create a society in which all pregnant people have access to the care and support they need during their pregnancies and the ability to make healthy decisions for themselves, whether they experience birth, miscarriage, stillbirth, fetal anomaly, or abortion. The funds we raise will directly increase the number of pregnant people we serve and elevate the profile and scope of the Doula Project.

2014 was an incredibly successful year for us that included:

● Partnering with a new public hospital in NYC to provide abortion doulas to pregnant people
● Partnering with a new birth center in NYC to provide birth doulas to pregnant people
● Partnering with a criminal justice organization to provide birth doulas to pregnant people
● Training 25 new full spectrum doulas and a new Board of Directors
● Providing doula support to thousands of pregnant people in NYC

Our spring fundraising campaign was our most successful yet, enabling us to expand full spectrum doula services and develop a more ambitious strategy to support even more pregnant people in the coming year. We are making great strides as an organization but know the landscape for reproductive health care in our country is daunting. The war on reproductive choice makes it increasingly difficult for pregnant people to access the services they need. Your gift this holiday season can help pay for a birth, abortion or adoption doula for clients who are in need of support - you can make a huge difference.

Our services - one-on-one pain management and relaxation guidance, information and education about pregnancy, and, above all, emotional support and empathy - are 100% tax-deductible. You can donate now online at our website or send a check to The Doula Project PO Box 20116, Greeley Square Station, NY NY 10001.

You can also support The Doula Project while you are shopping at Amazon! For eligible purchases, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price. Use this URL to select The Doula Project as your preferred charity and to start shopping.

Be sure to shop at AmazonSmile instead of Amazon to ensure that The Doula Project benefits from the Amazon Foundation.

We wish you and your family a joyful holiday season and a very happy New Year!

Sincerely,

The Doula Project

Become A Full-Spectrum Doula With The Doula Project!

We are recruiting interns and 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 November 25, 2014. The mandatory training for new interns and volunteers will be January 10th and 11th from 9am to 5pm and January 13th from 6pm to 9pm. Full application details are below!

Intern With The Doula Project This Fall!

The Doula Project is looking for two fall interns to work with us in both clinical and administrative settings. You'll gain hands-on experience as both a birth and abortion doula and participate directly in the workings of the Project. Interns are a critical and invaluable part of the work we do!

Responsibilities:

-Work in our partner clinics providing full-spectrum doula support to people choosing abortion or experiencing fetal loss
-Work on the labor and delivery floor of one of NYC’s public hospitals to provide birth support
-Provide programmatic and communications support to the project coordinators, including helping organize monthly meetings, sending out scheduling reminders to doulas, updating our website and social networking sites, editing and writing pieces of our training toolkit, and other tasks

Qualifications:

-Previous clinical experience ideal
-Currently a birth doula or willing to seek out training and scholarships with the DP’s assistance
-Strong communication skills
-Capacity to support people facing difficult and emotional situations
-Capacity to work in high-stress, high-endurance settings
-Comfortable working with medical professionals and being exposed to blood and medical procedures
-Comfortable with touching patients/clients and providing physical support measures
-Basic computer skills
-Bilingual candidates strongly preferred

How to apply:

Internships are 20 hours a week. Interns must be available at least three full days per week (Monday–Saturday). Interns should be available Monday afternoons and/or Tuesday afternoons AND all day on Wednesdays and/or all day on Thursdays.

Please write a cover letter that includes a brief personal statement in response to the following questions (limit 100-500 words): What does the phrase “Spectrum of Choice” mean to you? How do you see this phrase as being relevant to being a doula? Please include your availability in your cover letter.

Please also submit a resume highlighting your work in reproductive health, rights, or justice, counseling, social work, doula work, our health services, and two references who would not mind being contacted.

Applications should be submitted to julia[at]doulaproject.org by August 20, 2014. Internships begin in September and are unpaid.

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We're thrilled to be participating in Blk Projek's Not Just Talk summit this Saturday, August 2! The event is free but Blk Projek asks that you register here. Join us in celebrating revolutionary community-building with these amazing activists!