HEARD is requesting financial support for a young deaf Rochester, NY family with a newborn baby.
One of the parents has just been incarcerated. HEARD is working with their attorney to try to get them out as soon as possible. The other parent is alone and trying to take care of a new baby. This new parent is trying to support the new baby while dealing with physical and emotional post partum issues and worrying about their partner who is imprisoned in jail with no access to videophones, accommodations, communication, information, etc.
HEARD is trying to get one parent out and working to get the other connected to social services in the area. We are asking for donations to support paying for a post partum doula to provide emotional, physical, and informational support. The funds will also be used for baby supplies, rent, and utilities as winter approaches.
Any amount you can offer would be so appreciated.