As a doula, I believe strongly that all women benefit from caring, skilled support in their pregnancies and births. Unfortunately, the women who are most at-risk of receiving sub-par maternity care and who most need the support of a doula may not be able to afford it. For that reason, I have created the Illuminatal Scholarship Fund, which seeks to provide low-cost or free doula care to eligible families in the Houston area.
When paying clients hire me, they have the option to contribute to the scholarship fund by paying an amount over and above their package cost. Other members of the community may also contribute directly via this page. These funds go into a Scholarship account that is set aside until a need is presented.
When a woman who desires a doula but cannot afford one applies for the scholarship, she will be assessed for either a full or partial scholarship, depending on needs and fund availability. The scholarship fund will be applied against the contracted services, which will be carried out without regard to scholarship status.
"Many hands make light work," and many giving hearts make it easy to help families in need. To contribute to the scholarship fund, simply make a donation via PayPal. With this link, no fees are taken and 100% of donations go to the scholarship. If you prefer to pay without a PayPal account, please contact Heather to make arrangements.
The application for receiving a scholarship will be published soon!