Hands Lifting Hearts

we serve these populations

  • children and youth
  • Disabilities
  • immigrant newcomers
  • women

we need help with:

  • education
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • heritage
  • mental health
  • physical health
non profit
black led
Equity Deserving Community Led

Hands Lifting Hearts (HLH) Initiatives, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support culturally and traditionally Nurturing the Well-being/Mental Well-being of immigrant pregnant women and families coping with pregnancy and postpartum anxiety/mood and mental health. HLH aims to increase overall awareness of and reduce the stigma surrounding postpartum depression and other perinatal mood disorders through intergenerational knowledge share so that parents will feel heard, acknowledged, and supported, and will have informed resources to help lessen the burden, so they no longer feel alone or afraid. Our program will begin with pregnancy nutrition and exercise support, providing education and guidance on healthy eating habits, appropriate exercises, and overall prenatal wellness. We firmly believe that a well-nourished and active mother contributes to the positive development of her baby.

Furthermore, we acknowledge the impact of pregnancy-related mental health issues and the stigma often associated with seeking support. Through our program, we will provide a safe and nurturing environment where women can openly discuss their emotional challenges and receive the necessary support and resources to promote maternal mental health.

In addition, our dedicated team will offer pre-labor, labor, and post-labor support, ensuring that pregnant immigrant women have access to the assistance and guidance they need during this critical time. We understand that cultural differences, language barriers, and limited access to healthcare services can intensify the sense of vulnerability, and our program aims to bridge these gaps by providing Black culturally sensitive and language-appropriate support.
Program will also extend its care to those who have experienced the heart-wrenching pain of miscarriage, stillbirth, or the challenges of raising a child with disabilities. We recognize the importance of creating a supportive community and providing a safe space for these women to heal, share their experiences, and access the necessary resources and counselling.
At Hands Lifting Hearts Initiative, we believe that every woman deserves the opportunity to experience a healthy and joyful pregnancy. Home safely with the mum and baby!

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Clare Jagunna




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Nonprofit Number: #Nonprofit Number 5023421026

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