​      ​     "We are the Women we Serve"

The Luke Project

The Luke Project 52 Clinic promotes the health and well-being of the local population by providing accesible, high quality medical care for expectant mothers and infant under 12 months of age, and to also provide a mobile asset to local congregations to help them reconnect with and begin to serve the communities they are in.


HAVEN, a nationally recognized nonprofit leader in Oakland County, promotes a world of safe, equal and
accountable communities where sexual assault and domestic violence do not exist.

March of Dimes

March of Dimes is a United States nonprofit organization that works to improve the health of mothers
and babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. 

Black Nurses Rock (BNR)

Black Nurses Rock Inc. is an organization with a focus to foster a positive environment of professional growth and development. We provide support and mentorship to nurses in an effort to elevate our profession and improve our communities.

Midwives Alliance North America (MANA)

MANA’s vision is that midwifery is an essential maternity care option that must be fully integrated into
the U.S. health care system.

Black Mother’s Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA)

BMBFA’s objective is to provide education, valuable resources and ongoing support to black families and
public/private agencies that service these families.

Southeast Michigan Perinatal Quality Improvement Coalition (SEMPQIC)

The goal of SEMPQIC is to create a coordinated, equitable and sustainable network for perinatal care
based on best practices and evidence-based strategies that will result in improved birth outcomes for all
babies born in southeast Michigan and narrow the disparity between black and white births including
adverse maternal perinatal and infant outcomes, including infant mortality.

SisterFriends Detroit

SisterFriends Detroit is a volunteer effort to support healthier moms and babies. SisterFriends Detroit
provides support to pregnant moms and their families until their baby’s first birthday. SisterFriends
Detroit is a community movement to create a circle of care around Detroit families.

Village of Wings (VOW)

Vows to strengthen parents, youth and communities to lead a well informed and fulfilled life. We vow
support this mission through educational programs, empowering events, charitable efforts and
community service. 

Black United Fund of Michigan (BUF)

BUF of Michigan is committed to impact positive changes in a diverse community by providing funding
and support to non-profit community-based programs and organizations that focus on education,
community development, cultural enrichment and economic improvement.

Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)

The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses is a 501(c)3 membership
organization that promotes the health of women & newborns.

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) Annual Meeting

The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) Annual Meeting & Exhibition is the premier
opportunity for midwives, students, and other women’s health care providers to polish professional and
clinical skills, learn the latest evidence-based research, share knowledge and experiences, and celebrate
the work that midwives are doing to advance maternity and women’s health care.

The American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ACOG)

Founded in 1951, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College) is the
specialty's premier professional membership organization dedicated to the improvement of women's

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) Midwifery Pearls

Evidence-Based Practice: Pearls of Midwifery is a free ACNM presentation to assist midwives and their
supporters in explaining the science and art of the midwifery model of maternity care.

Midwifery Ultrasound Information

The scope of midwifery practice may be expanded beyond the core competencies to incorporate
additional skills and procedures that improve care for women and their families. The performance of
ultrasound examinations is one skill which can be integrated into midwifery care according the
expansion of practice guidelines outlined in Standard VIII of the Standards for the Practice of
Midwifery (ACNM, 2011).

Great Start Collaborative – Wayne County

The mission of Great Start Wayne is to engage the entire community to assure a coordinated system of
services and resources to assist all Wayne County families in providing a great start to their children
from prenatal through age eight.

Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC)

MEAC is an independent, nonprofit organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an
accrediting agency of direct-entry midwifery institutions and programs.​​ is a web resource that provides researched, fact based resources for free. Readers can learn about the risk of various substances in pregnancy and beyond, and the latest approachs to treatment.