Staff

Sabia Wade

  • Full Spectrum Doula, Doula Business Coach, Creator & Executive Director of For The Village & Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings.
  • From 2015-2017, I was a volunteer full spectrum doula for The Prison Birth Project.
  • In February 2018, I quit my job and became a full time doula in San Diego, CA
  • In April 2018, I started For The Village, which provides low income and marginalized people access to free and low cost doula services.
  • In 2019, I launched Birthing Advocacy Doula Training and here we are now!

Venice Cotton

  • Executive Assistant & Program Manager with For The Village.
  • Trained as a Full Spectrum Doula in 2018
  • A traumatic birthing experience at 17 led to a passionate career in birth work
  • Left corporate world in 2019 to pursue reproductive justice full-time.

Hope Jackson

  • Intern with For The Village
  • Hart Fellow Program at the Sanford School of Public Policy @Duke University
  • Research entitled “Understanding Racial Disparities in Reproductive Health Outcomes: Black Doula-Patient- Provider Relationship”
  • Full spectrum doula since May of 2020