Baby Blues Connection


Our Mission…
The Mission of Baby Blues Connection is to provide mental health support and build community with parents and birthing people coping with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders through connection, information and resources.

Our Vision….
BBC envisions a world where all parents and birthing people can access a comprehensive, peer support model and receive mental health support through the early years of parenting.

Our Core Values…
Support, Connection, Equity, and Wellbeing

Our Goals….
-We will embrace diversity and strive to create an inclusive and welcoming space for everyone, where all parents feel heard, validated, and supported
-We will maintain a provider list and connect parents to resources that are gender inclusive, culturally specific, and specialize in perinatal mental health
-We will fight to dismantle systemic racism and reduce maternal mortality and morbidity rates through advocacy and education
-We will value our own mental health while consistently remaining available to everyone who reaches out for support

Bottom Line for Portland

Baby Blues Connection is the only organization of its kind in the metro area. We provide a vital link between diagnosis and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders through our free peer-to-peer support and resources. We work tirelessly to normalize the struggles of those coping with conditions that arise out of welcoming a child into their lives. Our program operates on a tiny budget and is funded by contributions from people whose lives have been touched by postpartum depression and anxiety.


“As a pediatrician, I value so much the support that BBC gives to parents and families in our community! I refer to this organization often and see it as a valuable resource that provides a much needed service.” - Laura M.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Postpartum depression and perinatal mood disorders can affect anyone and rates of occurrence increase for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ folks. And so Baby Blues Connection operates under a strict pledge to incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion strategies into our organization. Our strategies are both public facing and focused on the internal work of questioning our own unconscious biases, both individually and as an organization. We continuously strive toward equity in all aspects of our work, in everything from our day-to-day operations to the titles we choose to explore in our monthly book group.


Contribute to Baby Blues Connection and you can receive the following incentives:
Donors of $10 or more receive 1 free cupcake from Unicorn Bake Shop.
Donors of $25 or more receive a pair of gorgeous earrings from PaigeInTheGlass (20 pairs available)
Donors of $50 or more receive  a 25% off coupon (minus consignment items) from Larkspur Portland and a free 2" baby plant
Donors of $100 or more receive an Emotional Support (and snacks) tote bag from Baby Blues Connection.


We are grateful for the help of our Business Partners! We value their support.
The Children's Clinic will match the first $5,000 in donations. 
Family Roots Therapy will match the first $1,000 in donations on Giving Tuesday.
Birchwood Counseling, LLC will match the first $1,000 in donations on December 29th.
Current and former board members will match the first $3,000 in donations on December 30th and 31st. 

We are truly stronger together. We're pleased to partner with the following nonprofits to promote each others missions. 
Bridging Voices- a youth chorus for LGBTQ+ and allied youth, ages 13-21. We strive to be a safe, accessible place for youth to experience empowerment and unity through music. Bridging Voices is Portland’s first LGBTQ+ and Allied Youth Chorus and is one of the largest choruses of its kind in the nation.
Milk Crate Kitchen- overcoming barriers to food security by cooking and delivering cost-free family meals to those in need, no questions asked.
Portland Backpack- serving children who are at risk of hunger by providing food sacks for weekend days when food scarcity is higher. They believe that engaging the community in our efforts creates a greater impact that reaches beyond reducing hunger.
William Temple House- provides food, counseling, clothing, and household items to Portland-area neighbors to strengthen our community. Our vision is that everyone in our community is fully nourished--emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

Our Community Partners help us raise awareness and funds by spreading the word about our inclusion in Give!Guide.
The Literacy Lady
Portland Doula Love
Mendwell Pelvic Health
Wildwood Birth Collective
The Mama Coach - Alexandra Klenovich 
Megan Caldwell - Fitness and Coaching
Build Your Nest - Postpartum Planning Workbook + Navigator Training
Barb Buckner Suárez - Birth Happens

$30,626 raised of $42,000 goal
219 donations
73% of Goal


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Year Founded: 1994

Tax ID: 330994626

Baby Blues Connection is in the Health category which is sponsored by CareOregon.

They're a micro-sized organization with activities in Clackamas Co., Multnomah Co. and beyond.

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