Statement of Diversity and Inclusion

August 21, 2017

Madison Family Doulas prides itself on being a voice and a leader in our local community. With the events of recent weeks and months weighing heavily upon us, we felt it was time to speak out. It is our desire that the community of Madison know unequivocally where we stand on matters of diversity and inclusion.

As a thriving business in our community, we feel it is our role to also leave our community and our world just a little better than we found it. Our doulas witness the miracles of children and new parents every day. We want those children to grow up in a world where kindness is always the answer. We embrace kindness, compassion, and respect as cornerstone values that we believe make the world a better place. As doulas we strive to approach our entire community with these values foremost in our minds at all times.

Our team agrees to and signs a Statement of Values, which outlines our Core Values of inclusion, compassion, and professionalism. Our doulas have received training in exactly how these Core Values translate into practical support while they are with our clients.

We welcome all families to be a part of our family. We embrace families of all faiths, ethnicities, composition, and structure. When our doulas enter your home, they are to respect and care for your family, exactly as you are.

We know, without doubt, that diversity is our strength. We reject in the strongest terms racism, bigotry, and intolerance. There is no place in our country, our community, or our agency for white supremacy, anti-Semitism, bigotry, homophobia, transphobia, or hate of any kind.

Every day we are striving forward towards a future filled with greater understanding and acceptance. Madison Family Doulas will do our part to ensure that safety and kindness are rights afforded to all in our community, and to every family in our care.

Sincerely,
Madison Family Doulas LLC
Michelle Ellinger, Owner, Director & CEO