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Welcome Home Midwifery Services Inc

Sacramento, CA   |  http://www.welcomehomesac.org

Mission

Welcome Home Midwifery Services, Inc. strives to improve upon and diversify the midwifery community and provide options, quality, and sensitivity in the promotion of perinatal health for families in Central California.

Ruling year info

2017

CEO

Madeleine Wisner

Main address

4500 47th Avenue Suite 5

Sacramento, CA 95824 USA

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EIN

81-4893156

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Birth Center Program

The Birth Center program at WHMS ​involves a full program of care, to nurture families through the entire childbearing year. This program serves 30-50 families per program year, providing prenatal care and pregnancy confirmation, labor and birth care under the supervision of a Licensed Midwife, postpartum care, and newborn care to 6 weeks of age.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Students
Pregnant people
Women

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Welcome Home Midwifery Services (WHMS) strives to improve upon and diversify the midwifery community and provide options, quality, and sensitivity in the promotion of perinatal health for families in Central California.

Our Vision:
To be a model of innovative, consent-based healthcare for student midwives in the Sacramento region.
To provide an educational environment to student midwives free from discrimination or intimidation on the basis of class, sex, gender, orientation, cultural background, race, ethnicity, nationality, age, or ability.
To provide a safe, humble care environment to clients and their families free from discrimination or intimidation on the basis of class, sex, gender, orientation, cultural background, ethnicity, race, nationality, age, or ability.
To promote care by Licensed Midwives and Birth Centers independently and in collaboration with other health care resources.
To be a workplace which recognizes the value of teamwork, staff wellness, creativity, and mutual respect and support.
To be an educational resource for our clients, our profession, and our community.
To be a financially responsible organization providing affordable, accessible education services and cost-effective midwifery care.

We offer options to families for their place of birth, care provider, the appropriate level of expertise given their clinical history, and the evidence-based use of technology. Licensed Midwives, who are experts in the care of normal and healthy childbearing families, work independently and in collaboration with other healthcare providers. Together with families, WHMS staff are dedicated to taking the time to educate, advise and support the childbearing family while facilitating a safe, healthy pregnancy and birth.

​We are guided by the principles of prevention, sensitivity, safety, appropriate medical intervention, and cost effectiveness.

It is our responsibility to provide excellence in a childbearing client’s care and education, and sensitivity to their concerns and needs. The client’s health is also their own responsibility; we expect and encourage them to communicate with us and be leaders in decision-making. We acknowledge the value of both traditional and alternative forms of health promotion and treatment. We will listen to our clients, and treat them and their families with respect, dignity and assurance of confidentiality.

Our organization routinely offers prenatal care, intrapartum care, postpartum care, newborn care, well-person care, and continuous labor support from Licensed Midwives, Student Midwives, and Birth Doulas. We also engage in providing training to the above.

​Since 2010, over 25 doulas and 20 student midwives have received training and experience through Welcome Home. Over 1,000 clients have been served.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

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Welcome Home Midwifery Services Inc

Board of directors
as of 08/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Madeleine Wisner

Chloe O Girot

Courtnee M Firth

Kellie Edson

Destinee M Campbell

Keaton B Wisner

Emily Power

Chayo Lavin

Samantha Hampton

Kiersten Hussey

Megan Rowe

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/18/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/01/2020

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.