Community Well is proud to be sponsored by the following Organizations:
The Bay Area Homebirth Collective is made up of midwives, childbirth educators, and families who believe in the transformative power of birth.
Homebirth has been shown to be a safe option for healthy women and healthy babies whose normal pregnancies are full-term at the start of labor, and who are monitored and attended by professional midwives.
EarthBaby the compostable diaper service was started by two Bay Area dads in 2008.
After searching for a convenient and environmentally friendly alternative to disposable diapers they found that single-use compostable diapers were available, but no service existed to actually compost them. They learned that unless these diapers were composted by a licensed commercial compost facility, they would still end up in the landfill where nothing has a chance to compost.
Disposable diapers constitute the 3rd largest contributor (by volume) to US landfill sites today. EarthBaby addresses this problem and closes the loop, ensuring that diapers stay out of the landfill. Currently EarthBaby diverts more than 16,000 pounds of diaper waste from Bay Area landfills each week and converts it to nutrient-rich soil.
June Jordan School for Equity (JJSE) is a small high school located in the Excelsior neighborhood of San Francisco. The school is named after writer and activist June Jordan, whom Alice Walker called “the universal poet.”
JJSE was founded in 2003 through a community organizing effort by a group of teachers, parents, and youth, with the explicit goal of providing better educational options for students who were not being served well in traditional schools. We are located in the Excelsior neighborhood of San Francisco and enrollment is open to all high-school students in San Francisco. JJSE is part of San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and provides an alternative model within SFUSD’s portfolio of school options. In keeping with this alternative status, JJSE has been officially designated as a SFUSD Small School by Design and an Alternative School of Choice by the California Department of Education (see California Education Code Sections 58500 through 58512)
JJSE strives to work alongside the communities of southeast San Francisco as part of a social justice movement which includes among its goals offering a high-quality education to all youth in the city, not just those from certain neighborhoods or backgrounds. We are committed not only to prepare students for college, but to honor the traditions of their communities by teaching students to be leaders who are prepared to work for a more equitable world.
La Leche League is an international, non-profit, non-sectarian organization dedicated to helping mothers to breastfeed though mother-to-mother support and education. LLL's discussing-style meetings focus on the concerns of the mothers in attendance and address the practical, physical, and psychological aspects of breastfeeding. Meetings are open to all interested in breastfeeding, including expectant parents, partners, babies, and health care professionals.
Mission Neighborhood Health Center (MNHC) is a designated federally qualified health center by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). MNHC honors our Latino roots with a tradition of providing compassionate, patient-centered care. We advocate for health equity and deliver innovative, high quality services responsive to the neighborhoods and diverse communities we serve.
Mission Neighborhood Health Center offers healthcare for the whole family in a welcoming environment at four convenient locations in the Mission and Excelsior neighborhoods. Our compassionate, committed medical staff offer adults, seniors, teens and children culturally-sensitive quality care in English and Spanish. We welcome patients who are uninsured and low-income and offer affordable healthcare on a sliding fee scale based on the patient’s income and family size. For more information about our services and programs, please call (415) 552-3870 or visit our website at www.mnhc.org.
Our Family Coalition advances equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) families with children through support, education, and advocacy. We seek to create an inclusive and just world where all LGBTQ families with children have visibility and opportunities to thrive as valued participants in our schools, institutions, and communities.
Our Family Coalition provides free programs for LGBTQ parents and families in San Francisco year-round. We offer playgroups, parent support groups, educational workshops, parenting classes, and community events for LGBTQ-headed families. Check out our event calendar for more details and to register for programs and events.
San Francisco Birth Center offers comprehensive midwifery care in a safe home-like environment. As midwives, we believe that birth is a normal physiologic process. We trust in the innate wisdom of the body and honor pregnancy and birth as a powerful time of transition in a woman's life. SF Birth Center is a comfortable place to bring your baby into the world under the gentle hands of experienced midwives.
The San Francisco Doula Group is a community of doulas practicing in the Bay Area. Understanding the needs of expectant mothers and their partners, they created sfdoulagroup.com to be a source for referrals of trained and experienced birth and postpartum professionals.
Each doula listed on their site is active in the local birth community, participates in continuing education, and has agreed to participate in regular peer review to ensure professionalism, quality of service, and open communication within the birthing community, and with those they serve. Every doula on their site understands her role as a non-medical birth and/or postpartum professional.
At San Francisco Federal Credit Union, the focus is on how to help members and the community succeed. We are always looking for ways to give back locally and establish and build relationships with members. We offer products and services specifically for people living in the Bay Area. San Francisco Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution. As a not-for-profit, we can offer higher earnings or dividends on deposit accounts, lower interest rates on loans and fewer fees than with the big banks. Anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in San Francisco or San Mateo Counties can open an account or apply for a loan with us. Our location: 4800 Mission Street SF CA 94112.