The APBP is pleased to announce that it received a start-up grant of $20,000 to fully implement the three components of planned programming inside Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women, including 1) weekly Birthing Care Group (including birthing classes, support, and nutrition); 2) one-on-one pregnancy companion support during pregnancy, birth, separation, and postpartum period; and 3) the Mother's Milk Initiative which will allow mothers to express milk for their newborns once they return to prison after birth.
To say that we are grateful for this award from The Sahlie Fund for Civic Affairs at the Elmore County Community Foundation would be an understatement. It's not about our project. This award, along with the support of all of our individual donors and other partners, signifies the sincere commitment of this community and state to the babies and mothers in the justice system.
Please visit our partners, sponsors, and collaborators page to learn more about all of the organizations supporting this work.
And know that this award, along with the faith and contributions from supporters like you, will forever propel us to bring sustainable, evidence-based programming to this vulnerable population of infants and mothers.