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Uniquely Knitted Inc

Affordable Mental Health Care for the Infertility Community

Tustin, CA   |  https://uniquelyknitted.org

Mission

Uniquely Knitted is a non-profit on a mission to bring affordable mental health care to the infertility community. Helping heal the traumas of infertility and ending the isolation that goes with struggling to conceive.

Ruling year info

2019

Principal Officer

Douglas Brown

Main address

360 E 1st St # 4042

Tustin, CA 92780 USA

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EIN

84-1767892

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Uniquely Knitted is seeking to address the isolation that goes with infertility. A key danger of suffering from infertility is experiencing traumatic life events in isolation. A 2009 Study from Oklahoma State University has shown that Pregnancy Loss and Infertility are classified as trauma and have a profound long-term effect on mental health. They say, In general, childless women who had experienced pregnancy loss or failure to conceive reported the lowest life satisfaction and highest levels of depression. Despite what many may think, infertility is genuinely traumatic. The study shows that these feelings of hopelessness are only compounded by an extreme sense of loneliness. While the isolation of infertility is well-known by those who struggle to conceive, solutions and answers have been left under-researched and psychologists struggle to know how to help couples find hope and meaning during and after infertility.

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?

Uniquely Knitted Process Groups

Uniquely Knitted process groups help people discuss their experiences with infertility and process their unique stories in a safe environment. Growing in connection while processing helps many people feel a renewed sense of resilience in dealing with infertility.

Population(s) Served
Women
Men
Families

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Uniquely Knitted Process Groups

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These numbers represent the individuals and couples that are in Process Groups at Uniquely Knitted.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Addressing isolation is crucial in tackling the psychological effects of infertility. Current research reveals that openness to others and fostering connections free from infertility stigma are the key factors for enhancing mental well-being and finding meaning for couples facing infertility.

Uniquely Knitted has a goal to offer affordable Process Groups to a global community while providing access to individual therapy research and education on infertility and mental health.

What are process groups? They are a well-defined, highly successful mental health treatment in the psychological
world that until now has not existed for the infertility community. Process Groups are more than traditional support groups. They're distinct groups of people with shared trauma who come together under the direction of a leader for a set number of sessions with specific objectives and outcomes. What makes them most unique, though, is that it's not the leader whose words create healing. It's the words and care from one another.

Each support group spans 6 weeks and each of our facilitators has personally experienced infertility. This combination creates a safe environment to truly process what participants have been through.

Uniquely Knitted has the opportunity to become the cornerstone of mental health for the infertility community. Our research-backed, evidence-based approach is scalable to meet the worldwide demand for processing infertility.

As Uniquely Knitted grows, we want to grow strategically and intentionally, ensuring that at every step along the way, we are improving our services and meeting people's needs.

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 share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Uniquely Knitted Inc

Board of directors
as of 03/25/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Douglas Brown

Ryan Hedges

Katie Hedges

Becca Zaino

Jesse Brown

Doug Brown

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/28/2024

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/28/2024

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 employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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 community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • 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.