About Us

Welcome to For The Village – a safe space for those who are in need of doula and birth services in the San Diego area.

About Us

For The Village was established in January 2018 by doula and activist, Sabia Wade. FTV provides free and low cost doula services and education in San Diego County for all individuals/families with an emphasis on marginalized groups, such as people of color, LGBTQIA and low income individuals and families.

Meet Our Founder

Sabia is a Black, Queer, CEO with a mission of building bridges for a more inclusive, diverse, and equitable world through Reproductive Justice, distribution of financial wealth to BIPOC communities, and investing in emergent and innovative businesses. Sabia founded FTV after quitting her job and becoming a full time doula.

From 2015-2017, Sabia was a volunteer full spectrum doula for The Prison Birth Project. In February 2018, Sabia quit her job and became a full time doula in San Diego, CA. In April 2018, Sabia started For The Village, which provides low income and marginalized people access to free and low cost doula services. In 2019, Sabia launched Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings and here we are now!

Fun Fact: Sabia’s dog, Cairo, is her world.

Our Staff

Venice Cotton
Program Manager and Executive Assistant

Venice is the Program Manager for For The Village, providing vital administrative duties to ensure our mission of helping as many pregnant people in the San Diego area as possible.

A traumatic birthing experience at 17 led to a passionate career in birth work. Venice trained as a Full Spectrum Doula in 2018 and left the corporate world in 2019 to pursue reproductive justice full-time.

Hope Jackson
For The Village Intern

Hope is the For The Village Intern, providing administrative services and learning how to build a successful doula practice.

Hope is part of the Hart Fellow Program at Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University with research entitled, “Understanding Racial Disparities in Reproductive Health Outcomes: Black Doula-Patient-Provider Relationships”. Hope has been a Full Spectrum Doula since December of 2021.

Meet Our Doulas

Maude Charles
Certified Doula for 4 Years

Dr. Shani Cooper

Eunique Deeann
Founder of Slowbirth Collective

Noemi Delgado
Certified Doula, Lactation Education Counselor, and Reiki Healer

Melody Fuse
Certified Naturopathic Maternity Reiki Practicioner

Nyisha Green-Washington
Certified Doula for 4 Years

Jocelyn Langowski
Certified Doula for 2 Years

Antoinette Little (Naki Alaiyo)
Certified Doula for 2 Years, Sacred Soul Alignment Practitioner and Master Reiki

Pati Lomeli
Certified Doula and Founder of Leche De Coco

Imani Marshall
Certified Doula

Autumn Miller
Certified Doula for 2 Years

Sartteka am ab Nefer
Certified Doula for 4 Years

Sabina Ransom
RNA and Certified Doula

Jamaica Rich
Certified Doula for 3 Years

Aisha Wilson
Certified Doula

Ready to Become a Full Spectrum Doula?

Register now for our June 2023 Full Spectrum Doula Training! We are looking for folks who are in North County San Diego (San Marcos, Escondido, Oceanside, and surrounding north county cities), but anyone from San Diego County can apply. Start your journey to educate, serve, and advocate for the San Diego Community!