Doulas in Delaware host second annual training of Black Doulas

DELAWARE- Do Care Doula Foundation, Inc. is aiming to decrease Black birth disparities with the help of their second annual training of Black Doulas.

The Executive Director, Erica Allen, said this idea came after the increased need for Doula support in the First State. Through the non-profit, they have a team of community Doulas, Central Delaware Community Doula Program, which provide support to Black birthing people. With this second event they will host, it will provide training to more Doulas, allowing them to serve the demand they are seeing.

“Last year, we had amazing success,” Allen said. “We trained 6 Doulas, we’ve supported over 30 birthing people, and we actually have an influx of people that are looking for support. So, the ability to be able to train an additional 6 Doulas to add to the workforce is monumental.”

The weekend training will be hosted this month and they plan to have it at St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Dover. Not all of the details are ironed out yet, but you can keep updated on the information on their social media pages, Do Care Doula Foundation.

We’re told donations are always welcomed, if you would like to support their mission checks can be made to Do Care Doula Foundation Inc and mailed to Do Care Doula Foundation Inc P.O. Box 472 Smyrna, DE 19977or made via Venmo @docaredoula.

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