“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” - Booker T. Washington
There is nothing better than the feeling of helping others. MalaRae is committed to helping others, especially those in our community.
MalaRae owner, Kyla Rae, is a trained volunteer birth companion with Mothercraft Ottawa.
Mothercraft’s Birth and Parent Companion Program provides prenatal, labour, postpartum and/or parenting support to women in our community who identify as low income, are young parents, new Canadians, single parents or are otherwise marginalized. Birth companions provide emotional, physical and community support by way of referrals to women during this pivotal time in their lives, regardless of personal choices or individual circumstances.
Families benefiting from this program are experiencing varying states of crisis, multiple challenges and are in need of immediate support. Many are alone, victims of rape/domestic violence, refugee claimants, substance users, have low socioeconomic status, language barriers or are living in the shelter system. All are embarking on the experience of pregnancy, labour and parenting without adequate support.
The program and its dedicated volunteers ensures that all Ottawa families are informed, encouraged and supported as they continue on their journey of birth and parenting.
To learn more about this program, please visit their website.
The Birth and Parent Companion Program depends on the support of the community to continue its valuable support of families in those first crucial years. We are very proud to donate a portion of our profits to Mothercraft Ottawa. Donations go directly towards supporting the “at risk” mothers and their children.