The Doula Project is a pro-choice New York City-based organization that was started in 2007 to provide free services to lower-income individuals across the spectrum of pregnancy. It was founded by pro-choice doulas and reproductive justice activists, two of whom currently serve as the Project Co-Coordinators. The Project is a volunteer led and run organization that trains and manages its own doula base. We currently have 3 programs that serve the greater NYC area:
- To provide doula care to people facing abortion, miscarriage, and stillbirth (in partnership with a Manhattan Public Hospital and Planned Parenthood Brooklyn). You do not have to be a birth doula to serve as an abortion doula. We train our own volunteers on this component of care.
- To provide doula care to people choosing adoption (in partnership with Spence Chapin Adoption Agency). Please be a trained birth doula to apply. We do not require a lot of experience, only a formal training with an established doula certifying program.
- To provide doula care on a case by case basis to lower-income individuals who are not affiliated with either of our partner organizations. Please be a trained birth doula to apply. We do not require a lot of experience, only a formal training with an established doula certifying program.
We are recruiting doulas for all components of our mission, though priority is given to those who are interested in being both Birth and Abortion Doulas. While you are not required to serve as a doula for all components, you are expected to support the mission and values of the entire project
and the work each individual doula engages in. You are also expected to attend all components of our training. We encourage you to apply for all components of our work!
( details & application below the cut )
I'm unaffiliated with the Project, just on their mailing list, just FYI.
If anyone's interested in going forward with the plans, such as they are, by all means do.
This is really disappointing for me, but there isn't much I can do about it without exhausting myself and ruining the whole week.
Still, there'll be other opportunities. Full site launch, for example. And maybe some other get-togethers, if we decide to make them happen. We shall see.
How about this, then?
UPDATE: Saturday, May 2. 9pm.
At a coffeeshop or some such TBD.
That work? Would you come?
Please comment and let me know your thoughts on the matter, whatever they are.
Hoping for some more votes in the poll, but I guess we'll see. Meantime, any further thoughts/suggestions welcome.
What day to meet?
What time to meet?
Where to meet? (Assume free WiFi)
Level of interest
I might drop in
I'd enjoy it, if there were enough people
I think I'd like to
I really want to
Dude! I am so there!!
(With thanks to the Poll Creator!)