Two nonprofits combatting infant mortality receive $1.2 million grant to start doula, midwife program

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A national grant given to two Cleveland-area nonprofits is aimed at increasing Black women’s chances for healthy pregnancies and raising thriving infants by providing them with support from doulas and midwives.

Birthing Beautiful Communities and Village of Healing — an organization and a women’s health clinic working to reduce infant mortality and support maternal health in the Black community — will form a collaborative to share a $1.2 million, two-year grant.