In February 2017, through a three-day, intensive training, MSVW launched its Birth Companion training and certification program, Birth Justice for Us. Prioritizing people of color, the program resulted in the initial training of 27 new birth companions, 22 being people of color.
More than half our attendees were scholarship participants.
Throughout the year, the program provides ongoing continuing education and practical experience. In less than one year, the MSVW Birth Justice for Us program has provided labor and postpartum support for over 24 participants.
In 2018, we plan on growing this program by providing more training and serving more families.
But we need your help!
In February 2018, we will host a second three-day, intensive Birth Companion training.
Help us continue to provide scholarships to prioritize future birth workers of color, and more than DOUBLE the number of families we can serve through this program.
$250 covers a partial scholarship
$500 covers a full scholarship
Any amount helps train and support the next generation of birth workers of color.
Help MSVW continue to transform and empower people of color in the Austin Community to work and embody Birth Justice for Us.