The AMAR Community-Based Doula Program

What is a community doula?

A community doula is a person from your community trained to offer emotional, physical and informational support to a pregnant woman and her family during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.

How will a community doula support you?

• Provide continuous emotional and physical support during labor and the birth of your baby
• Provide information about childbirth and breastfeeding
• Connect families to bilingual community resources
• At least four prenatal visits during pregnancy
• At least four visits during the postpartum period
• Support and respect your decisions
• Services offered in English & Spanish

If you are pregnant and want to have a community doula, call: Teresita Carrasquillo at 609-960-5034 or email:

AMAR  is a program of The Children’s Home Society of NJ with the support of the Burke Foundation, replicating the Community Doula Program of HealthConnect One.

Want to become an AMAR DOULA? Here is our Referral Form

Referral Form


Why I want to be a Community Doula

  • Interested in learning more about the 20-week HC1 Community-Based Doula curriculum? To contact the AMAR Supervisor, please email via or by phone at 609-960-5034.

Teresita Carrasquillo