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Watch a testimonial from Portland New Family Fund client, Sarah and her baby Robyn.

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Portland New Family Fund Welcomes You

Nurtured Families.  Strong Communities.

MISSION STATEMENT:

To provide financial assistance to low-income parents for birth doulas, postpartum doulas and newborn lactation/feeding services.  

To preserve doula care as a sustainable business, we fairly compensate birth professionals as part of our equity model.

 

VISION STATEMENT:

We believe the health of new and expanding families should be a top priority in the U.S.  Our vision is to see all new parents have the resources they need to grow their family with enough support to thrive physically, emotionally and mentally. 

Portland New Family Fund is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.  All donations are tax deductible.  EIN: 88-1656238

If you are looking for birth or postpartum doula care, contact us today.Email:info@portlandnewfamilyfund.org

Call or text: 503.854.9329

Thank you to our sponsor!

Equity at PNFF

At PNFF we believe in a community of mutual care and respect.  We recognize that addressing equity is an ongoing journey, and we pledge to remain steadfast in our efforts to build a more just and equitable world. We encourage our stakeholders, supporters, and community members to join us in this important mission, as we firmly believe that only through collective action can we achieve lasting and transformative change.Together, we can build a future where equity is not just an aspiration but a lived reality for all.

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Racial Equity


At Portland New Family Fund, we are committed to advancing racial equity and dismantling systemic and internalized racism in all aspects of our work. We firmly believe that diversity, inclusion, and racial justice are essential values that drive positive change in our society. Our organization stands united in the pursuit of equity and justice for all, regardless of race, ethnicity, or background.

Our Commitment
1. Inclusivity: We embrace diversity and actively foster an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome, valued, and respected. We strive to create a safe space for open dialogue, where individuals from all racial and ethnic backgrounds can contribute their unique perspectives.
2. Equity-Centered Programs: We design and implement programs and initiatives that recognize and address the historical and structural inequities faced by marginalized communities. Our goal is to ensure that our services and resources are accessible and beneficial to all, with a particular focus on empowering communities disproportionately affected by racial disparities.
3. Representation and Leadership: We are dedicated to increasing the representation of individuals from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds at all levels of our organization, including leadership positions. We believe that diverse leadership enriches our decision-making processes and enables us to better serve the communities we support.  Our Board, Staff and Volunteers reflect the racial identities of the families we serve.  Our Board, Staff and Volunteers have the lived experiences of the families we serve.
4. Education and Awareness: We continually educate ourselves, our staff, and our stakeholders on the impact of systemic racism and racial biases. We actively seek to challenge these prejudices and cultivate a culture of empathy, understanding, and solidarity. Collaboration: We actively seek out partnerships and collaborations with organizations and community leaders committed to racial equity and social justice. By working together, we can leverage our collective strengths to effect meaningful and sustainable change.
5. Evaluation and Accountability: We regularly assess our practices and policies through an equity lens to identify areas of improvement. We hold ourselves accountable to our commitment to racial equity and strive to learn from our mistakes, make amends, and continually evolve.  We invite any community members who have feedback on our practices and interactions to call us in for a conversation of collaboration and repair when necessary.

 

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LGBTQ+ Equity


At Portland New Family Fund, we are dedicated to promoting LGBTQ+ equity and fostering a society where all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, can thrive and live authentically without fear of discrimination or prejudice. We firmly believe that diversity, inclusion, and LGBTQ+ rights are fundamental principles that drive positive change in our communities. Our organization stands united in the pursuit of LGBTQ+ equality and social justice.
Our Commitment
1. Inclusivity: We celebrate and embrace the rich diversity of LGBTQ+ identities and experiences. Our organization is committed to creating an inclusive and affirming environment where all LGBTQ+ individuals feel welcomed, respected, and empowered to be their authentic selves.
2. Advocacy and Support: We actively advocate for the rights and well-being of LGBTQ+ individuals. Our programs and services are designed to address the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ+ communities, and we work tirelessly to support and uplift those who have been marginalized due to their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
3. Safe Spaces: We strive to provide safe spaces, both physically and virtually, where LGBTQ+ individuals can access resources, support, and community. These spaces are free from discrimination, harassment, and violence, promoting a sense of belonging and acceptance.
4. Education and Awareness: We are committed to promoting understanding and awareness of LGBTQ+ issues within our organization and the broader community. We believe that education is a powerful tool in dismantling prejudice and fostering empathy and solidarity.
5. Representation and Leadership: We actively seek to increase the representation of LGBTQ+ individuals in leadership positions within our organization and in the broader social and political landscape. We believe that diverse LGBTQ+ leadership is crucial in advocating for and shaping policies that promote equity and justice.
6. Collaboration: We collaborate with LGBTQ+ organizations, activists, and allies to amplify our collective impact. By working together, we can advocate for systemic change, challenge discriminatory practices, and create a more inclusive and affirming society for all.



 

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