Nurture Receives a $60K Breastfeeding Grant

Nurture Receives a $60K Breastfeeding Grant

Nurture is pleased to announce that we have received a two-year, $60,000 Healthy Communities Action Team grant from the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth. The grant will support the work of #RVAbreastfeeds, a coalition that seeks to reduce childhood obesity...
100 Conversations Project

100 Conversations Project

UPDATE/ April 19, 2018: This article originally posted in mid-March. Please read to learn more about what we’re up to with this project, then fill out this Google Form if you’d like us to reach out to you. Thank you!...
A Yoga Pose for Your Amazing Hips and Back

A Yoga Pose for Your Amazing Hips and Back

Your body has an amazing capacity to adapt itself for pregnancy and birth. As the hormones of pregnancy relax the connective tissue throughout your body, your joints, including those in your pelvis, become more mobile. This is a good thing for birthing a baby. But it...
Nurture Announces Our 2017-2020 Strategic Plan

Nurture Announces Our 2017-2020 Strategic Plan

Recently I set out for my first overnight hike in over 25 years with my son, taking only what we could carry on our backs. Going into the wilderness requires some advance preparation: take a map, wear good shoes, pack enough but not too much. Once on the path, be...
Community Directory Update

Community Directory Update

UPDATE, November 10, 2017:  On October 31 Nurture completed a strategic planning process, resulting in the approval of our 2017 – 2020 Strategic Plan. During the planning process, we realized that the way we’d been going about the Community Directory...
Pausing Purposefully in Life and at Nurture

Pausing Purposefully in Life and at Nurture

Last year I (Leslie Lytle) was thrilled to be able to deepen my understanding of circle process, racial and social justice, and perinatal support programming for marginalized citizens through the Pat Asch Fellowship for Social Justice. Each training I attended felt...
Help Create a Community Resource Directory

Help Create a Community Resource Directory

Giving birth is only the start. I’ve known this for some time now. In my previous professional “chapters” as a prenatal massage therapist, yoga teacher, and doula, daily interactions with my clients and students afforded me insight into the needs of  RVA’s prenatal...
Mother’s Gift Circle Baby Item & Clothing Drive

Mother’s Gift Circle Baby Item & Clothing Drive

At any given time hundreds of Richmond teenagers are facing the challenges of pregnancy. In addition to pregnancy’s inherent difficulties (exhaustion, anxiety. . . you know the list), these girls’ burden often includes shame, poverty, and violence. Friends of Nurture...
Passing the halfway point: reflections on the year so far.

Passing the halfway point: reflections on the year so far.

On September 1st, Nurture arrived at the halfway point of our 2017 fiscal year. We thought it might be a good time to review what we’ve been up to and what we’ve accomplished during that time. Because we are a young nonprofit, reaching our goals requires...
Nurture welcomes VCU intern Tiana Smith

Nurture welcomes VCU intern Tiana Smith

Nurture is thrilled to welcome Tiana Smith, a senior in Health Sciences at VCU, as an intern this semester. Read below to learn more about Tiana and her passion for women’s health. For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to be in the medical field or...