“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” – Helen Keller
The Benefits For Our Team and Clients
Angela and I both LOVE what we do, and have hearts for serving women and our community. It’s what both of us have done for our entire adult lives. It’s why Tucson Doulas is even a reality now. We both recognized that in order to serve the community in the big ways we dreamed, we needed to have a financially sustainable and profitable business model to feed into our community-based passions. How many more people can we serve when we have a fully functional, fully FUNDED non-profit (Desert Doulas)? Short answer: A TON more! We are limited when we’re relying on our own individual finances and efforts. But by creating a profitable business we’ll be able to give back in huge ways to the community through Desert Doulas. Instead of helping one or two moms here or there and as resources allow, we can help many moms on a regular basis. THAT is our bigger vision, and everything we do with Tucson Doulas is moving us closer toward achieving that goal.
Our Big Goals
Every aspect of our business plan was carefully considered and crafted to work toward two goals –
1. To serve other birth workers in our community. By creating an agency where birth professionals can do what they love and not burn out (getting paid sustainable wages, working reasonable hours, not having to handle the business side of things if they don’t want, etc) we’re making it possible for more women to do this work long-term, support their families, and focus on the part of birth work they love – Working with clients.
2. To serve other women in our community. We love our clients! But we see women and families who need us but are not in a situation where they can afford us. We care deeply about them too! With a financially stable, sustainable, and profitable agency we’ll be able to funnel resources and acquire the funding needed to fuel Desert Doulas as a non-profit and serve more families than ever before. We specifically want to be able to provide childbirth education and doula services to the refugee community and teen moms, and as resources allow we’ll expand from there. Each client who hires Tucson Doulas plays a part in providing these amazing services to women who otherwise may not be able to afford the type of support and expertise we offer.