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Perinatal Safe Zone

In August 2021 we awarded $1 million to support the establishment of a Perinatal Safe Zone in Central Texas by creating the community conditions to support healthy pregnancies, and health outcomes for women that have a two-generation benefit. 

The perinatal safe zone is modeled after—and inspired by—women’s health advocate Jennie Joseph and her work through the National Perinatal Task Force, a grassroots movement to start and grow promising Perinatal Safe Spots (PSS) in every materno-toxic zone, in order to eliminate racial and income related disparities in birth outcomes, and to create equity and power in maternal child health care.

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Healthy Women and Girls

A perinatal safe zone is a geographic or virtual space that is judgment-free, welcoming, and offers the physical, emotional, and educational support to create the community conditions needed for healthy pregnancies


We are excited to partner with a stellar group of community partners in our work to transform Central Texas into a perinatal safe zone. Learn more about our grantees and their projects below:

  • 12

    projects funded

  • $1 million