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Friendraise for our birth community. It Starts with...YOU!

Over a meal of empanadas, a small group of passionate volunteers and advocates sparked a movement that would elevate the voices of individuals affected by perinatal mental health issues and birth what is today, Maternal Mental Health NOW.

Nearly 15 years later, we are grounded in those same roots of commitment – that all parents and birthing people that are affected by perinatal depression or anxiety have access to timely, informed and culturally appropriate treatment. We are asking our key partners to rally their friends, family, and networks to support our work. By becoming a friendraiser for Maternal Mental Health NOW, you will help Los Angeles County’s most vulnerable populations and elevate the solutions to perinatal mental health challenges.

Starting a friendraiser is easy to do, and it's fun! We will give you all the tools you'll need to make a difference. With your help we can provide training for 3,000 providers and clinicians serving under-resourced families in Los Angeles County, develop programming for Black birth workers, increase our referral pathways and expand our storytelling initiative. We would love for you to be a part of it!

The commitment is small, but the impact is powerful. It starts with YOU!

Three ways to support:

  1. We invite you to host or co-host your very own Empanada Party! Bring together a group of great people (in-person, virtually or a hybrid of both) to raise awareness and support for perinatal mental health.

  2. Create your own friendraiser page to support our provider trainings, Black birth worker programs, referrals pathways and storytelling initiatives, or all of our collective work.

  3. Make a one-time or recurring gift to Maternal Mental Health NOW.

Interested in hosting or co-hosting an Empanada Party?

  • Schedule an initial consultation meeting with MMH-NOW team
    • We're here to help make the party happen!
  • Establish your fundraising goal and set-up your personal online page
  • Select a date and location for your in-person event, go virtual or plan a hybrid of both
  • Invite 8-10 people in your network (Recommended, but feel free to invite more or less based on your goal)
  • Send invitation/outreach/follow-up
  • Have fun with it!

Maternal Mental Health NOW can...

  • Provide suggestions for caterers/vendors and help coordinate event logistics
  • Develop marketing and promotions for sharing the event
  • Support with RSVP’s and invitations as needed
  • Connect with storytellers and/or help shape other activities for the event
  • Distribute materials, resources and information to share with guests
  • Ensure you have fun!

Email us to schedule a virtual consultation with our team!

Unable to host an Empanada Party? Make a gift to the cause or create your own fundraising page by clicking below. Invite your friends to join you or match your gift.

Thank you for making a commitment to remove the barriers of inaccessibility of care and stigma that often get in the way of a birthing person receiving timely, informed and culturally appropriate perinatal mental health care.

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