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Postpartum Progress: An Update and Other Resources

We were saddened to hear that Postpartum Progress, Inc. is in the process of shutting down.  Since its inception in 2004, Postpartum Progress has been an important resource for women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.  This organization — and all of the women behind it — have made such vital contributions in terms of raising awareness and in providing reliable information and social support to this vulnerable and often overlooked population of mothers.

We just wanted to let our readers know that Postpartum Support International (PSI) will be taking over some of the services previously provided by Postpartum Progress.  The details of this transition are outlined in the communication below:

Postpartum Progress is in the process of dissolving. They will transfer their remaining assets to PSI after meeting all remaining obligations and closing costs. PSI will hold the funds in a separate account and be guided by an advisory council regarding their best use to benefit moms, dads, and families. The council will be chaired by a woman of color, and at least half its members are to be women and men from multicultural backgrounds, who come from both the Postpartum Progress and PSI survivor communities.

PSI is humbled and proud to undertake such an important task. Climb Out of the Darkness annual fundraiser will continue, sponsored and with central coordination by PSI, in collaboration with the Climb leaders who have brought so much to this unifying event. The Climb will continue to use CrowdRise, enabling any individual to host an event. PSI is committed to ensuring that money raised by the Climb can go back to local efforts and communities. We will share details about the Climb logistics as quickly as possible. We are ready and eager to communicate with you if you have questions about your Climb.

There is a place at PSI for all who wish to volunteer and join together to help moms, dads, and families. We welcome the Warrior Moms and their passion, commitment, and spirit. Our coordinators in all 50 states and around the world will be ready to welcome everyone. Contact us at psioffice@postpartum.net or call 503-894-9453.

Resources from PSI include:

Volunteers provide direct support and links to local resources and trained professionals. Call 800-944-4773

Support and Resources in the United States

International Support and Resources

Online Support Meetings with a trained facilitator

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