Community Project/Proyecto Comunitario
Home Away from Home
Back in 2021 the Birth Comadres Collective initiated the "Home Away from Home Project". The intention is to offer perinatal care to the undocumented and refugee community in the Austin area. We offer culturally competent care, care similar to their home countries. It's no secret that the United States is falling short in caring for our pregnant and postpartum folks especially the black and brown community.
November 2021 we were honored with abundance to received partial funding from the Start the Wave initiative! With this funding Birth Comadres was be able to offer 36 home visits for body care after birth/loss of pregnancy. This includes preparing postpartum care packages, body care sessions using the rebozo and holding space for birth processing with awareness and sensitivity to their culture and traditions. We believe culture and tradition are an important part of the birthing process and healing. Birth outcomes and how birthing people are treated has a direct effect on how we interact with our community.
When supported during the perinatal period, which can be a major transformational period, one can feel a sense of self worth and connection. These are some of the building blocks for creating a positive thriving community.
This year we would like to reach more of the community. August 2023 we have continued to be blessed with abundance and received a grant from Mijente a chincanx/latinx social justice movement. To continue with the movement of abundance we will have a benefit concert Pachanga and Market Sat Sept 30th 2023. See details below
Nov 2021 - Nov 2022