Mothers Milk Bank Charity
The Mothers Milk Bank Charity collects, screens, pasteurises and distributes donated breast milk to infants where a mother’s own milk is not available. Support is also given to mothers who encounter difﬁculties with lactation.
The Mothers Milk Bank Charity was established on the Gold Coast in 2009 and initially focused on helping premature babies in South East Queensland. Since then, they have established “hubs” in 9 areas around Australia and have broadened their focus from just helping premature babies to helping all babies when needed.
Some of their recipients include:
*Low milk supply
*Adverse health issues for mothers and babies
*Diabetic related issues
*Surrogate & Adopted babies
*Temporary foster parents
*Emergency situations - fire & flood
The ADC proudly supports and includes our Sydney office as a drop off and pick up point for the Mothers Milk Bank.
Children by Choice
Children by Choice is an independent Brisbane-based non-profit organisation, committed to providing unbiased information on all unplanned pregnancy options – abortion, adoption and parenting. They have a pro-choice and client-centred approach, providing non-judgemental all-options counselling and information and referrals for women and people with uteruses experiencing unplanned pregnancy. They also provide post-abortion counselling through their Queensland-wide phoneline and in person at their Brisbane office.
The ADC and Children by Choice completed a pilot Abortion Doula project in 2021 and have continued this partnership by offering Abortion Doula training to all graduates of the ADC Birth and PostNatal Doula as well as the End of Life Doula course in the form of a Masterclass on the ADC online learning platform.
Enrolment into the Abortion Doula training can be accessed here - https://events.humanitix.com/abortion-doula-training-5wtbwvl2 and is managed by Children By Choice.
Any questions or enquires can also be made by reaching out the ADC Mothership by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 02 8036 5580
Charles Darwin University
Charles Darwin University (CDU) is based in the capital city of Darwin at the heart of Australia’s tropical north. It is the Australian university located most closely to the Asia-Pacific region.
CDU has all the advantages of a dual-sector university including flexibility in study options – as a recognised leader in online education – creativity, adaptability and freedom to embrace the history and traditions of First Australians and the multitude of nations represented by our international student population.
The ADC excitedly was invited this year to work with CDU as apart of Dr Sarah Irelands, Caring for Mum on Country project, to offer an Accredited Doula unit to Yolgnu women in a remote Aboriginal community called Galiwinku. Out of the 13 women who started the intensive training, 11 will be receiving a Certificate. Stay tuned for more information and photographs of this amazing project.
Kiddipedia is a website where parents can go to for top tips, recipes, expert advice, health and wellbeing support and advice. They have many resources including blogs, links to quality parents’ websites, information on upcoming local events, an extensive directory and advice from a variety of individuals and organisations who are experts in their field.
The ADC features in the Kiddipedias’ online resource booklet and we are a regular contributor to their online blogs.
disAbility Maternity Care
"disAbility Maternity Care was established with the vision of parents with disabilities being equal and empowered citizens. Our purpose is to support parents with a disability to succeed through connecting parents to community and services, educating providers and carers, and undertaking relevant research and resource development.
Our staff and organisation have lived experience of disability, value choice and diversity for people with disabilities as parents and are passionate in offering best practice education and services that are individually focused and responsive. We believe that through partnering with parents with disabilities, and other organisations, we can achieve our vision".
The Australian Doula College has proudly partnered with disAbility Maternity care to better the education of our Doulas in this space and in turn for disAbility Maternity Care to offer our Doulas as the preferred option for Doula support, to the women and families that they are seeing.
Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia
The ADC supports the great work that PANDA provides women and new families by providing Doula packages free of charge to their clients as requested. PANDA – Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia supports women, men and families across Australia affected by anxiety and depression during pregnancy and in the first year of parenthood. PANDA operates Australia’s only National Helpline for individuals and their families to recover from perinatal anxiety and depression, a serious illness that affects up to one in five expecting or new mums and one in ten expecting or new dads.
Evaheld understands the importance of connection. They help their community to privately create and safe-keep messages and memorialisation content. They then ensure that this priceless content is securely delivered to their loved ones, and if requested, publicly memorialised, posthumously.
The Evaheld community creates a wide range of memorialisation content. Clients can and have filmed themselves reading their grandchild's favourite bedtime stories, written messages to be given to their loved ones at significant events that they may miss, recorded a podcast of their family's history to be listed to by generations to come, and simply filmed personalised messages of love and comfort to their loved ones to watch in moments when they may need it most.
At Evaheld, we've seen it all and we're here to support our community in the creation, safekeeping, delivery and publication of any type of content that feels right for them.
Evaheld admire the significant work of Doulas and we're honoured to partner with the Australian Doula College to provide access to ADC certified doulas and their clients. At Evaheld, our vision is a world where people's connections are nurtured, maintained and everlasting, in the ways that are most meaningful to them.