Hope and Help

This September marks the 12th anniversary of Postpartum Support Virginia. Since our founding, we have worked together to provide hope and help for perinatal people, babies, and families. You have trusted us to serve you, lead you, and guide you in healing from and understanding perinatal mental health. Together, we have created resources and education that our communities need. 

We Know You Care Deeply About Perinatal Mental Health

Everyone in this community is directly impacted, whether you are a survivor, professional, volunteer, or love someone who has struggled. PSVa is in a moment where WE NEED YOU to continue to fulfill our mission. We know you understand that perinatal mental health affects the entire family and the whole community. Perinatal mental health is the health of us all. 

 

As an organization, we have not utilized individual giving to a large degree in the past. In the spirit of vulnerability and honesty, we are afraid that not asking our biggest supporters for donations will fail to  sustain our programs or prevent  PSVa from growing and serving more families. 

 

This community understands how critical our work is. You know why it matters to show up to create healthy families; that community care is just as essential as self-care, that none of us can do it alone.  

We hope you will decide to continue to support PSVa’s mission today by donating to our first-ever annual fund campaign. Perinatal families need us. That’s why we are asking for your support and for you to share our request with others.

There are two ways to give: as a monthly donor, to sustain our work month after month; or by making a one-time donation.

As each of us is aware, the pandemic has significantly impacted perinatal families and families with young children. PSVa has seen a 30% increase in the use of our services since the onset of the pandemic. Once again, we are in a place where people giving birth are terrified of new COVID-19 variants and how they will impact their baby, birth, and postpartum plans.

Now is the time for us to come together to ensure that perinatal people continue to receive our services and that professionals continue to receive our training programs. Now is the time to ensure that PSVa can continue to grow and nimbly launch new services as needs arise.

Our vision for the future includes:  

  • expanding the anti-racism components in our trainings as a way of working to address disparities in perinatal health;
  • expanding our Spanish language resources for families; 
  • providing training and resources about perinatal mental health to agencies serving refugee families entering Virginia from Afghanistan as well as other countries;
  • offering support groups for those experiencing a perinatal mental health issue and co-occurring substance use concerns or disorders;
  • continuing to create partnerships so we can serve historically under-resourced communities that are disproportionately affected by negative perinatal health outcomes, trauma, and PMADs.

When you give, you will receive the gift of knowing that perinatal people in Virginia are supported.  You will also receive a gift from us based on your level of giving. We will be sending out water bottles, canvas bags, and t-shirts to our donors so you can show your support of PSVa and spread our message of hope and help.

Continue the Mission of Postpartum Support Virginia by Donating Today

Please give at the highest level you are able:

 

$25.00 per month:        Trains and supports one volunteer for a year.  As our thanks, we will send you a PSVa water bottle. 

$50.00 per month:         Sustains a support group for one year. As our thanks, we will send you a water bottle and a t-shirt.

75.00 per month:           Launch new programs, trainings, and services. As our thanks, you will receive a water bottle, t-shirt, and canvas bag.

A one-time donation of any amount will ensure we can continue to serve perinatal families. You too can receive a thank you gift based on your level of giving.