I am so excited to tell everybody that Labor of Love Doula Program is already incorporated, and our Fictitious name is registered! We are a Non-profit organization! We have our board members: FOUNDER/PROJECT MANAGER: Julie Thompson; Officers: PRESIDENT, Carissa Stearns; SECRETARY: Dr. Amanda Green; TREASURER: Cristen Wilkins; and board members Liz Blick & Rebekah Windsor
Our first year of our program we served 23 women, 13 of which received a doula for no cost to them based on the sliding fee scale.
We will be located at Praise!Fellowship 7451 Market Street, Russell PA 16345
In Kind Lawyer: Christine Kuntz
We are a 501c3 Non-profit organization as of May 6th, 2013. We will then start applying for grants, do some fundraising, speaking engagements, and accept Donations!
What I know for sure: God's hand is in this and I have know for way too many years that I was to help our community in this way. I was just overwhelmed by what it would take to start this program and then God made it known to me that I didn't have to do it alone. All of the sudden doors started opening and next thing I knew Rick at Praise Fellowship offered the church as our home base, Christine Kuntz offered her services as our very own Lawyer, and nearly everyone I asked to be on the board has not only accepted, but also has a passion to help with our Labor of Love Doula Program to get up and running.
Our motto is and Dona International's motto is: A doula for every woman who wants one.