Service. Compassion. Fun. Doulas Strengthen Families from the Start!
“It’s about investing in our families and having that heart connection. We want our families to feel how much we enjoy what we do, and that we’re here with them from the start.” ~ Jasmine Martin, Doula Program Supervisor Jasmine Martin has been a doula at Children’s Home & Aid for six years, walking hand in hand with […]
Helping Families from the Start: Children’s Home & Aid Doula Program
After escaping a violent relationship in a neighboring community, Noelle (who was five months pregnant) and her children arrived in Rockford in the middle of a cold December night. With no family or friends to turn to, Noelle contacted Children’s Home & Aid for help, as the local shelter didn’t have room for all of […]
Children’s Home & Aid Doula Program Receives Grants in Central and Northern Regions
We are excited to announce that our Doula Program, offered in the Central and Northern Regions of Illinois, is expanding to serve even more women and families. Children’s Home & Aid doulas build a supportive relationship several weeks prior to birth so parents can practice advocating for themselves, asking questions, and receiving beneficial information. The […]
Meet Rebecca, Healthy Start home visitor and former Doula client
Throughout 2018, we are celebrating 135 years of meeting every child, every family, where their need is greatest. Doing whatever it takes so children and families can thrive. We are proud of our legacy of meeting the changing needs of vulnerable families throughout Illinois and inspired by the children and families we serve and their stories of resilience. […]