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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, LLC  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 SECOND fundraiser to advance our Easy Access Clinic!

Our timeline is advantageous because of the innovative and community family centered design. A capital campaign to raise $250 000 to advance our work and operations.


Acquire a building (COMPLETED: 215 Cottage Street, Pawtucket RI 02860)

Hire and train staff (In Progress)

Offer perinatal classes and workshops to families  (In Progress)

Open by  February 2023

Phase 2;  Easy Access Clinic

Provide unmet episodic perinatal community clinic offerings

Pre and post maternal health care


If you are looking to be a philanthropic donor supporting our

mission and vision, please email me directly.

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Board Members

Quatia Osorio - Executive Director/Founder

Diandra Williams - Executive Board

Simone Guthrie - Executive Board

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