"ON HOLD" CRADLE KALAMAZOO Community Baby Showers
YWCA OF KALAMAZOO
A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
10 people are interested
The Kalamazoo County infant mortality rate is one of the highest in the State of Michigan. While the overall infant mortality rate has decreased in the last 30 years, the disparity among babies of color and white babies has increased. In Kalamazoo, babies of color are four time more likely to die before their first birthday than their white neighbors. Cradle Kalamazoo's missionis is to get support to those who need it the most by working with women and families that are at higher risk, due to economic factors, previous birth outcomes, and or race.
CRADLEKalamazoo and WISH are always in need of volunteers for the following. HOURS WILL VARY
WISH provides on-going support to those pregnant or parenting. HOURS WILL VARY
- Community Baby Showers - Volunteers provide various tasks as needed (4-6 times per year) Saturday Commitment.
- Peer Support
- Child Care during Support/Educational sessions
- Home Visitation with YWCA staff
About YWCA OF KALAMAZOO
353 E. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, US
YWCA Kalamazoo is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities.
The YWCA Kalamazoo is a member or the YWCA USA Association, one of the oldest and largest women's organizations in the nation, serving millions of women, girls and their families. YWCA Kalamazoo serves as a primary resource for economic, gender, and racial justice for all women and girls in Kalamazoo. The YWCA has been at the forefront of the most pressing social movements for more than 150 years- from voting rights to civil rights, from affordable housing to pay equity, from violence prevention to health care reform. Today we combine programming and advocacy in order to generate institutional change in three key areas: racial justice, civil rights, empowerment and economic advancement of women and girls, and health and safety of women and girls