A Holistic Wellness & Education Center

Mindful Ways

Evoking the Empowerment of the Mind, Body, and Spirit

Fundraising

Mindful Ways Project Fundraiser


Mindful Ways Project is an innovative continuum support project dedicated to providing strong community-based support for women through preconception, pregnancy, birth, postpartum and parenting rooted in Mindfulness. We are a growing group of Doulas, Midwifes, Childbirth Educators, Lactation Consultants, and Healing Arts Practitioners, who are Cultural Creative’s shifting the worldview toward wholeness, healing, social change and sustainable communities. We are setting the foundation of a new kind of Whole Wellness Intelligent Care™, blending the science of medicine with the healing arts, to help clients achieve optimal wellness for the whole community. 


We have provided services to women and their families in the Santa Clara for seven years and have progressed to the next phase; our non-profit Mindful Ways Project. This project will reach those in need in the Santa Clara Community. It will allow for our Cultural Creative’s to reinvest into the community. Starting at the basic level, through education and healing that gives empowerment for the mothers of today, while planting the seed in generation of tomorrow. 


Our Goals: 

Mindful Ways Project is a continuum profession that links the gap between the medical community and home. Low-income communities are more at risk for low birth weight, congenital malformations, obesity, and behavioral issues, due to lake of outreach and community connections. All women, children and families deserve the same physical, emotional and educational support with excellence and abundant access for birthing and parenting education. Clients who need information and support during the child bearing years, must be able to have the resources available and receive the assistance and information they need. The importance of a pro-active, well informed, and educated mother makes for less tax payers money at birth and beyond. 


Our Cultural Creative Community is attractive because we have the ability to educate the women in all aspect of the birthing journey. From healing from the past, knowing her place in the present and educating for the future. This Whole Wellness Intelligent Care™ facilitates her, to take ownership of her whole health, which allows the release of unhealthy relationships, physical and emotional health, and understanding the importance of a vital community. The Mindful Ways Project will co-create a Vital Community Training Programs, that will allow for job placement and Community Leaders. 


Vision:

 To be the leaders in continuum whole care from conception and beyond, while building a vital community . 


Mission Statement: 

Mindful Ways Project is a nonprofit organization changing and inspiring individuals to live healthier lives through healing, empowerment, education and research.


Our Guidelines:

We practice reverent participatory relationship and strive to be an emotionally intelligent organization

through Whole Wellness Intelligent Care™ by:

  • Paying attention to mind, body, and spirit
  • Being aware of the inter-connectivity of systems
  • Practicing collaboration between state-of-the-art medical care and proven complementary therapies
  • Honoring the needs of both the client and practitioner in the context of the therapeutic relationship.
  • We recognize there are many paths to healing.
  • We support healing through expert research and outcomes scrutiny.
  • We view each client as an individual with complex evolving needs.
  • We create an environment of compassion and caring.
  • We understand our role as co-participants in the healing process.
  • We reflect the interconnections of All.
  • We share leadership and responsibility.
  • We are discerning without being judgmental.
  • We honor our commitments.
  • We position one another for success.
  • We maintain integrity in all we do.
  • We honor each other and the Community.
  • We exceed the expectations of those we serve.
  • We are a financially viable organization.


Our Model:

  • Clients having time to tell his or her story.
  • Clients and practitioners using their time together to develop a relationship of trust.
  • Individualized healing created based on appropriate therapies, resources and community.
  • Integrated health communication (charts) to provide maximum access for collaboration/integration.
  • We govern the organization using circle process in which leadership is shared and decisions are made using             compassionate communication.
  • An emphasis on functional healing as a model that mirrors our integrative approach.
  • Removing barriers to care through education.


Target Population:


Maternal, Infant, and Child Health In Santa Clara County  


The health of mothers, infants, and children is an important indicator of the health of the population as well as a predictor of the next generation’s health. This data is useful for collaborative efforts by the Public Health Department and community organizations to address these disparities through the assessment of risk factors and the development of programs to improve maternal, infant, and child health outcomes.


Fact for Santa Clara County:

  • An uninsured healthy pregnancy can be a financial strain on young families, and a catastrophe in the case of          a high-risk birth.
  • The costs can spiral even further if a baby is born prematurely: In another study conducted using data from           2009, the researchers found that a year's worth of health care for a premature baby averages $55,610,                             compared with $9,830-$17,00 for a healthy, full-term infant.
  • Childbirth costs also are financed in part by taxpayers: Medicaid (called Medi-Cal in California) finances                 about 40 percent of deliveries in the United States, according to the study. At Santa Clara County's safety-            net hospital, Valley Medical Center, about 95 percent of the nearly 6,000 babies born each year are covered              by Medi-Cal.

California C-Section Rate:
  • Consistent with national trends, California’s rate of cesarean sections (c-sections) has increased sharply, from one-fifth of all births in 1997 to one-third in 2014. While critical in some circumstances, c-sections can pose serious risks for baby and mother . The current c-section rate for Santa Clara County is 34% and the World Health Organization set guidelines of 12-15% as healthy outcomes for maternal and infant health.
  • From 2010 to 2013, the total average payment for cesarean deliveries was nearly 50% higher than the total average payment for vaginal births. 

Santa Clara County Community Health

Risk factors that lead to chronic disease are on the rise.


  • The percentage of adults in Santa Clara County who are overweight or obese increased from 52% in 2000 to           56% in 2009.
  • The percentage of adults with high blood pressure increased from 20% in 1997 to 26% in 2009.
  • Obesity among teens is high. The prevalence of overweight and obesity among middle and high school                     students in the County remains at 25%.
  • The adult diabetes rate is up. The percentage of adults who were told by a health professional that they have           diabetes increased from 5% in 2000 to 8% in 2009, where we are only increasing.

Conclusion:
  • Although there are several positive trends, health disparities persist among certain subgroups. In addition,            some health factors that increase the risk for chronic diseases are on the rise and with one of the disparities            being the lack of continuity in care, this will only cause more financial, physical and emotional stressors for            our future Santa Clara County Community.
  • We come to Santa Clara County with a solution. With the rising disconnect of physical, mental, and                          emotional health and the loss of community, we can bridge the gap with continuum Whole Wellness                        Intelligent Care™.

Thank you for taking the time to be a community supporter.  You will receive and tax deductible letter by December, 2017.

Many Blessings,
Jennifer Jeffcoat and Team

Community Culture Creative Member $199.00


As a Community Culture Creative Member you will be paying it forward to bring the mindful educational needs to women in Santa Clara during pregnancy and postpartum.  Through the mindful educational community support programs the clients will receive low to no cost mindful childbirth education, nutrition for pregnancy education and mindful parenting education for the 12 week postpartum period.  


The program is set up in group settings during pregnancy and weekly home visit for the 4 weeks post birth. After the 4 weeks in home support, parents then join the Mindful & Conscious Parent for Wholeness group weekly up to the first year.


Community Culture Creative Members will receive: 

  • You will have your name added to a leaf on our painting of a  Laurel Tree in the community room.
  • 10% off all classes, workshops, and events for a year.
  • T-Shirt
This is a great baby shower gift for a family member, friend or co-worker.

Family Culture Creative Member   $500.00


As a Family Culture Creative Member you will be paying it forward to bring the mindful educational from above and adding the mindful emotional support needed to women in Santa Clara during pregnancy and postpartum.  Through the mindful educational and emotional community support programs the clients will receive low to no cost mindful childbirth education, nutrition for pregnancy education. mindful parenting education and  4 private 1 hour visits with our Mindful Birth Practitioners  to support the changing family dynamics, lactation support and mental health topic of postpartum wellness.


The program is set up in group settings during pregnancy and weekly home visit for the 4 weeks post birth. After the 4 weeks in home support, parents then join the Mindful & Conscious Parent for Wholeness group weekly up to the first year.


Family Culture Creative Members will receive: 

  • You will have your name added to a leaf on our painting of a  Laurel Tree in the community room.
  • 10% off all classes, workshops, and events for a year.
  • T-Shirt
  • Invitation to the Giving Thanks dinner, that will take place in October.
This is a great baby shower gift for a family member, friend or co-worker.

 Whole Wellness Intelligent Care Member   $1000.00


As a Whole Wellness Intelligent Care Member you will be paying it forward to bring the mindful educational, emotional and physical support needed to women in Santa Clara during pregnancy and postpartum.  Through the mindful educational, emotional and physical community support programs the clients will receive low to no cost mindful childbirth education, nutrition for pregnancy education, mindful parenting education and  4 private 1 hour visits with our Mindful Birth Practitioners  to support the changing family dynamics, lactation support and mental health topic of postpartum wellness and continues labor support by with one of our mindfulness doula's.


The program is set up in group settings during pregnancy weekly, throughout labor support with a doula, in home visit for the 4 weeks post birth. After the 4 weeks in home support, parents then join the Mindful & Conscious Parent for Wholeness group weekly up to the first year.


Whole Wellness Intelligent Care Members will receive: 

  • You will have your name added to a leaf on our painting of a  Laurel Tree in the community room.
  • 10% off all classes, workshops, and events for a year.
  • T-Shirt
  • Invitation to the Giving Thanks dinner, that will take place in October.
  • Recognized on website, brochures, and events in the community.
  • You will receive a letter from the mom you sponsored,  on how the support assisted with her pregnancy,                   birth, and postpartum. 
This is a great baby shower gift for a family member, friend or co-worker.