The Urban Perinatal Education Center, UPEC, began as an online pilot for advance education and awareness around perinatal doulas and services funded by the City of Providence. Due to the pandemic a necessary shift was created to advance this work through establishing a nonprofit with the primary focus of education services and collaborative community care within the perinatal field.
Alongside the community led, designed and focused perinatal movement, the National Perinatal Taskforce has anchored perinatal mobile safe spots in RI. An urgency in consistent and persistent maternal adverse outcomes compels us to advance to the next level. The need for a perinatal safe spot in a physical location is NECESSARY to establish the community care for those in the perinatal reproductive lifespan.
We exist to provide necessary perinatal health and wellness education to those who need it most and are adversely impacted by poor health outcomes in their reproductive life
Building upon the foundation work of Our Journ3i, we are creating a nonprofit to service families with collaboration community connection to those in the maternal and perinatal ecosystem, such as but not limited to:
Support us in launching our first fundraiser to purchase a building for our families!
Our timeline is advantageous because of the innovative and community family centered design. A capital campaign to raise $750, 000 to advance our work and operations.
Phase 1: $390, 000
Acquire a building
Hire and train staff
Offer perinatal classes and workshops to families
Open by May 2022
Phase 2; Easy Access Clinic
Advance to community clinic offerings
Pre and post maternal health care
By May 2023
If you are looking to be a philanthropic donor supporting our mission and vision, please email me directly.
Quatia Osorio - Executive Director/Founder
Diandra Williams - Executive Board
Simone Guthrie - Executive Board