Provide Doula Care To Teen Survivors

by The Firecracker Foundation
Provide Doula Care To Teen Survivors


Your contribution to this project will provide pregnant and parenting teen survivors of sexual violence with trauma-informed care as they journey towards being new parents. You will help them heal, cope with triggers, and cultivate healthy attachments with their new little ones. This program is an extension of the holistic healing services provided to child survivors of sexual trauma by The Firecracker Foundation.

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Pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum care can be extremely triggering for teen survivors and impact their ability to care for themselves and connect with their newborns. The Perinatal Advocacy + Labor Support (PALS) services at The Firecracker Foundation will help teen survivors heal and cope during a challenging time while creating a safer birth and healthier future for their children.


Guided by PALS Coordinator, Domonique Brace, TFF doulas will provide teen survivors with high-quality, competent, and experienced labor companions to help them navigate the birth world. Doulas will support the creation of birth plans, provide emotional and information support to help new parents make decisions, and communicate effectively with medical staff. We'll also support peer-led birth chats where teens can discuss their concerns.

Long-Term Impact

Our goals are to provide comprehensive, trauma-sensitive and healing-centered education and advocacy to expecting teen parents as well as parenting support for postpartum teen parents who have experienced sexual violence. Research has shown that just having a doula in the room decreases the rates of c-section, epidural, induction, and other unnecessary interventions, as well as, exponentially increasing the positive feedback from the client about the birth experience.


Organization Information

The Firecracker Foundation

Location: Lansing, MI - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Domonique Brace
Holt , MI United States
$18,252 raised of $23,300 goal
354 donations
$5,048 to go
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