COHI is super excited to be continuing our work in Puerto Rico through support of CentroMAM, a local and community-based organization of midwives and maternal health professionals on the island. CentroMam is doing so much to help rebuild their community and continue doing the work of supporting moms and babies in hard places.
We are in the beginning phases of helping them create a birth center sustainability plan in 2018! We hope to help them build a sustainable community center so that they have the skills and tools available to support women, babies, and their communities in the face of natural disasters.
We have committed funding to CentroMAM for the rest of the year. In addition, we are trying to procure in kind gifts and supplies to fulfill their wish of building a rain catchment system and solar panels on the new birth center.
COHI is also providing a volunteer to help with logistics, administration, and fundraising for their sustainability plan.
We have lots to do and we couldn’t do it without supporters like you, so thank you!
Mar 14, 2018
Syria still needs our help
By Leah Little - COO
The reports from Syria continue to arrive from our friends and partners in the area of Ghouta. The heavy bombardment persists in the city and has forced women, children, and hospitals into basements.
Eastern Ghouta has been particularly affected, with five hospitals targeted by several airstrikes resulting in multiple deaths of medical personnel and civilians.
Right now we are working on distributing food items (cooked meals and bread) to the most vulnerable. Drugs, medical equipment, and any medical relief is being hindered by the bombings, so we are focusing on the most urgent needs of food and water while we wait for the violence to end so we can bring the essential medical assistance.
Please join us in helping the people of Ghouta!
Feb 20, 2018
Hurricane Harvey update
By Leah Little - Project Leader
2017 proved to be a horrific season for storms in the United States. It was the first time COHI experienced a disaster so close to our headquarters, and it was both a challenge and an honor to be able to help our neighbors who were affected by Hurricane Harvey.
As we mentioned in earlier reports, we hired one of the hurricane refugees to help us distribute all of the cash gifts that were made possible by your generous donations. And we're happy to announce that we've hired her on to help us with our Texas advocacy program in 2018!
One of the remaining gaps in care in Texas is contraception access for refugees- and that's what we're hoping to accomplish in 2018. We welcome your help!