The GRDN’s primary mission is to facilitate access to doulas for families in the childbearing year. We believe that healthy parents raise healthy children and that parents are most effective when they receive the support they need. This belief underlies our unique approach to serving the entire family by focusing on the needs of the birth parent.
The majority of our funds support our Birth Doula Stipend Program, which pays a stipend to experienced doulas who support low-income families. We also provide ongoing continuing education opportunities for doulas and other birth professionals, and host monthly community meetings.