In collaboration with the International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC), AWC is pleased to offer doula training. A doula is a person who is trained and experienced in supporting birthing women and their parents in childbirth.

Do you want to start an innovative an innovative career?

Do you love Children?

If you answered yes to these questions, you may be a candidate for our six-month doula training.

At the end of the training, you will be able to:

Empower other African Women

Be certified after you have been tested and assisted in 15 labors

Support mothers in hospitals, birthing centers and in their homes

Work on your own schedule

Give instructional and informational support when needed to a new mother, helping her to be strong and make the right decisions during and after the birth of her baby.

Enrollment is only open to refugee women (spots are limited).

To qualify for this training , you will need to read and write English and have your GED or high school diploma.We have scholarships available for those who qualify.


Classes are held on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month
12 noon - 4pm


The 3rd Wednesday of each month, January through June
6pm - 9pm

All classes held at
ICTC, 2823 N. Portland Blvd, Portland, OR

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