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.
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.
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.