Babies’ experiences shape who they become.
Healthy relationships with caregivers give babies and toddlers the best start in life.
Reducing the Impact of Trauma and Toxic Stress
All children deserve the best possible start in life. But when parents experience adversity, such as poverty, trauma and racism, their children can feel lasting effects, even into adulthood. Early support for babies, families, and caregivers can lessen the impact, leading to better long-term health and well-being.
Perigee Fund partners with organizations whose initiatives support the infant-caregiver relationship and increase the capacity for all families to experience healthy, joyful connections. We focus our funding and resources on two key areas – Mental Health and Family Supports for Well-Being – particularly initiatives that center communities of color.
Babies and their caregivers benefit from unique, developmentally appropriate mental health services.
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Family Supports for Well-Being
Babies can thrive when parents are supported with time, money, care, and connection.
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A Pathway to Change
Change is happening as organizations, communities, and families work together and leverage their inherent strengths. These are some of the initiatives in which Perigee Fund invests.
Perinatal Support Washington
Equitable Perinatal Mental Health Care Mitigates the Challenges of Pregnancy and New Parenthood
National Policy Change Advocacy
Moving the Needle on Maternal Mental Health through Advocacy for National Policy Change
Child-Parent Psychotherapy Provides Families with Sustained Healing After Trauma
Cash As Care
Unconditional Cash Offers Critical Intervention for Families during Pregnancy through Early Childhood
NEAR@Home (Start Early)
Home Visitors Provide Relationship-Based Supports for Families Impacted by Trauma
Perinatal Community Health Workers Provide Culturally Matched Support
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