The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Promote awareness, provide education and increase the resources necessary for the prevention and treatment of perinatal mood disorders to the professional and public community.
The Pregnancy and Postpartum Heath Alliance (PPHA) is a volunteer driven non-profit dedicated to increasing support for families struggling with Perinatal Mood Disorders (PMDs) (including depression, anxiety, OCD and psychosis) in Central Texas. Our main initiatives include building alliances in the community, maintaining a website with links to vital resources, providing a database of local providers who have demonstrated expertise in treating PMDs, and offering two programs that provide direct services. We envision a future where there is a community center where families have direct access to all the support services that they may need and a in-patient mother/baby psychiatric unit where women can get the mental health support they need without sacrificing access to their new baby.