Special Fundraising Campaign to Support Community Midwives and Doulas
(Total raised towards goal updated nightly)
Welcome to Compassionate Response
We are an all-volunteer led 501(c)(3) non-profit in its third decade of work.
Our mission is to provide humanitarian assistance with health, education, and housing.
In advocating for birth justice,
Compassionate Response is committed to:
- Reducing disparities in maternal health outcomes
- Improving experiences of birthing people from communities disproportionately affected by the maternal health crisis
- Providing birth education and increasing access to doulas and midwives, among other strategies
Currently, there is a need for more BIPOC midwives and doulas who are willing to serve the communities they represent, take on the challenges the birthing people they work with face, and advocate for client wants and needs in terms of regulation of and integration into the health care system.
Compassionate Response is partnering with Midwest Maternal Child Institute in raising money for scholarships for Certified Professional Midwifery Education (CPM) and Perinatal Educators/Doulas.
Material and Equipment Support
Clean water projects, obtaining and shipping medicine and supplies, X-ray and Ultrasound equipment.
Partnered with Grand Valley State College Law School for the "Making Knowledge Free" campaign.
Support of Nursing and Medical students in Malawi, Africa, and Haiti
A Midwife’s Companion
Google chose Compassionate Response to trial phone apps by supporting midwifery care information downloads globally. A Midwife’s Companion, based on the World Health Organization (WHO) maternal and delivery care material, has been downloaded to midwives in the field on all continents except Antarctica
Designed, developed, and installed solar panels in two hospitals in Africa, working with college engineering students, to power Operating Room equipment during frequent power outages.
Global Humanitarian Efforts
Partnered with Universities in NY and Leogane, Haiti; Partners in Health; Clean Stove Project through University of Illinois; Grand Valley State College and Embangweni Hospital; Group Health Cooperative and multiple other agencies to achieve mutual goals in giving and shipping aid.