Our Big Plans To Expand and Re-locate Our Family Health and Birth Center
Washington, DC faces a maternal child health crisis. The infant mortality rate is higher than the national average, and babies born to Black mothers are five times more likely to die in infancy than those born to white mothers. The risk of dying is higher for Black mothers than for white women. Across the city, our neighbors in under-resourced communities experience vast inequities in their health outcomes – including higher rates of disease, trauma, depression, and even death.
In the midst of this crisis, our city cannot lose any key access points for maternal and infant health. Nor, in this COVID-19 pandemic, can under-resourced communities afford to lose primary care access points.
We are at time-sensitive moment to ensure this critical lifeline is not lost. Our nonprofit landlord is in the process of selling our northeast DC location. Community of Hope decided that staying in Ward 5 was critical, meeting the vital health care access needs in the community while being accessible for neighbors across the eastern side of the city. Our Family Health and Birth Center is the only free-standing birth center in DC and the only facility east of Capitol Street where expectant parents may give birth to their baby. Our new facility is only 1 ½ miles away from the current location and will give us the capacity to offer so much more to families in DC! We are excited to expand our services for families.
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