What is Shelane's Fund?

Shelane’s Fund provides grants up to $500 to help new mothers and families overcome postpartum depression and other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Funding can be used to cover expenses such as appointments with a therapist or psychiatrist; child care or transportation to attend such appointments; hiring a doula or night nurse or other birth / postpartum professional; travel expenses for a family member to come and help.

This fund was created in honor of Shelane Gaydos, a mother of three girls who tragically ended her life while in the grips of severe postpartum depression. 

No One Should Suffer Due to Lack of Resources

Our mission is to spread awareness, promote programs that offer perinatal support and resources, and to encourage women and their families to reach out for help. If you need assistance, please reach out to us today. You are not alone.  With help, you will be well.


This Giving Tuesday, we want to say thanks to you for being an integral part of our community. We are so grateful for YOU! Thank you for everything you do and for making our community possible. Remember, we can’t fulfill our mission without you. This Giving Tuesday, give the gift of healing, support, hope, and love to families who are going through hard times due to postpartum depression or other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.