For over 40 years, Project Hope has addressed the unique needs of pregnant and parenting young women ages 12-25 from Chicago’s West Side neighborhoods of predominantly Black and Brown women. The team has served over 850 women with a 100% maternal and infant survival rate, and there has not been an underweight baby in over a decade!
Loretha Weisinger was one of the first doulas in the country to work with teen mothers. During her 25 years as a Marillac St. Vincent Family Services doula, she played a critical role to meet the unique needs of teenage girls entering pregnancy and motherhood. A Doula Story shines on light on her journey and the importance of open advocacy and community.
A Doula Story is designed to spur issue-specific dialogue among doulas, healthcare workers, community organizers, birth equity advocates, educators, and parents. Click HERE for the discussion guide.
Learn more about Project Hope.
To speak to someone directly about the program and to engage us in a partnership, visit Project Hope on our website or contact:
Project Hope Program Manager.
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