Birth Companion Training: Birth Justice For Us
In February 2016, 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.

Contribute today!

$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.
Goal: $7,000.00
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Takus Fundraise for MSVW! Help fund Birth Justice for Us!
My name is Michelle also known as Taku, Aka Mikki and I work with Mama Sana Vibrant Woman!

I want to take this time to fund-raise for our Birth Companion Training Program! I mostly work behind the scenes, with computers, cameras, and phones at MSVW, but I see the direct impact our programs have on the community with work with. I have two kids, Paco who is 4 and Milo who is 4 months.

When I was pregnant with Paco I was a in a very different place in my life-and the support that i garnered from MSVW Birth Companions (whom was all volunteer at that moment) was indispensable. Milo came around and I knew the kind of support I needed and most importantly the support I deserved and nothing less. And that is what our program does it helps pregnant people connect with birth companions-if they birth at home or if they birth at the hospital and it's all free. FREE caring and loving support that is not just needed but deserved for communities of color in the ATX! That is why this training program is important, because it helps to mold create the next generation of birth justice workers that is very much needed in our communities

SO Help me and my little family of Takus reach our goal! It's small, but it will get MSVW one step closer to their goal of 7000! Plus it's the least we can do!
Goal: $300.00
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Birth Companions

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.

Contribute today!

$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.

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Goal: $1,000.00
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