Springfield Community-Based Doula Initiative (SCBDI) is dedicated to improving the birth outcomes for low-income and women of color living in and around Springfield, Mass. SCBDI joined PDF’s
fiscal sponsorship program
in late 2016.
Since joining PDF's program, SCBDI has received more funding and support than ever before. Square One in Holyoke, a child care agency, has teamed up with PDF and SCBDI to train family service staff how to support expecting mothers who are struggling with methadone addiction. Baystate Hospital's Healthy OBGYN Department has provided funding to train doulas to meet the needs of low-income families and single mothers.
Leaders of SCBDI say, “
Organizations don’t succeed without partners and collaborations. We are stronger when we have help like the support PDF offers. Receiving fiscal sponsorship from PDF was a big boost in our confidence as a group
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