Building Perinatal Support Professionals (BPSP)

The Building Perinatal Support Professionals Project (BPSP) supports low-income scholars in
pursuing a doula career pathway and helping fight birthing disparity in Georgia’s most vulnerable

The BPSP project provides scholarship and support for those seeking credentialing as Certified Doulas through DONA International. We match each participant with an experienced mentor and provide additional training beyond the necessary credentialing workshops to develop opportunities for economic self-sufficiency. All will also undergo trainings related to birthing justice and Black/brown/indigenous cultural methods.

Applications for the 2022-2023 cohort are now closed.

HMHBGA would like to congratulate our 15 scholarship winners. We are excited to embark on a year of learning and growing with them!

BPSP 2021 Cohort Members
Rosanna Penaflorida Zora Barclay
Dzigbordi Kamasa-Quashie Dericka Smith
JoAnn Tarfa Desirrae Jones
RoShonda Welch Kenya Turner
Shantesica Giliam Crystal Tarber
Zaria Johnson Georgina Espinoza
Kira Hynes Georgia Goldstein
Hira Chherti

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ICEA Childbirth Educator Certification
DONA International Doula Certification
ACOG Supports Continuous Labor Support
Prenatal Education Model- Improving Birth Outcomes
Can Childbirth Educators Make a Living Wage Doing What They Love?
Listening to Mothers II: Report of the Second National U.S. Survey of Women’s Childbearing Experiences

In Collaboration With

This program is supported through funding from the United Way of Greater Atlanta. United Way of Greater Atlanta brings together people and resources to tackle complex issues and drive sustainable positive change to help our community thrive.

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