About Us

OUR STORY

Nearly 1 in 6 California adults experience a mental illness of some kind, and 1 in 24 have a serious mental illness that makes it difficult to carry out major life activities.
 
1 in 5 California women suffers from depression, anxiety, or both while pregnant or after giving birth, which negatively impacts the mother and the child.
 
EVERY YEAR IN Los Angeles ROUGHLY 130,000 WOMEN GIVE BIRTH. ACCORDING TO THE Los Angeles DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH, 20% OF THESE WOMEN REPORT SYMPTOMS OF MATERNAL DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY DISORDERS.
 
The prevalence of serious mental illness varies by socioeconomic factors (i.e. income, housing, education, social support, etc.), underlying health conditions, and the lack of access to quality resources. 
 
Despite the high prevalence of maternal mental health issues, few women receive necessary support and treatment, which can lead to negative health outcomes for the mother, while too negatively impacting the mother-child bond and the child’s long-term physical, emotional, and developmental health.
 
Women’s Gentle Care, Inc. SEEKS TO honor THE perseverance of WOMen, AS WELL as the strength of  motherhood.

OUR MISSION

To promote the empowerment and well-being of women by supplying up-to-date maternal mental health resources, providing maternal mental health support & treatment, and giving voice to women’s varied experiences.

We are committed to being a safe haven for the mamas of Los Angeles by providing pertinent maternal resources and mental health support.

Maternal mood and anxiety disorders are treatable, and early detection can make a significant impact. Thus, Women’s Gentle Care, Inc.’s primary goal is to make maternal mental health & basic mother-baby essentials easily accessible.

Our Approach

Maternal Mental Health & Well-being Assistance 

Maternal mood and anxiety disorders describes a range of emotions pregnant and postpartum women experience as they prepare for and welcome a new member of their family. Our Maternal Mental Health & Well-being Assistance acts as a safety net for mamas and mamas-to-be that need maternal mental health support and treatment services.

Food Assistance

Monetary donations from our community will go towards the purchasing of grocery store gift cards, which will be distributed to mamas & mamas-to-be of Los Angeles.

Mother-Baby Basic Essentials Assistance

We collect basic mother-baby essentials (i.e. Diapers, Wipes, and Formula) from within our community and distribute to our mamas & mamas-to-be. Monetary donations from our community will go towards the purchasing of essentials at discounted rates offered to us as at a nonprofit value.        

OUR TEAM

FOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Tyler Davis RN, MSN

As a first-time new mama herself, she provides the direction on the practicality of the board’s mission. Tyler has received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Women’s Studies from The University of California, Riverside. Likewise, she has received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Charles R. Drew University, and is currently working on her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification. During both her undergraduate and graduate career, and thereafter, she has streamlined in numerous research studies and projects that were based on women, medicine and women’s health disparities alike.

BOARD VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF IN-HOME SUPPORT SERVICES

Mary Craig RN, DPCS

As a mom of three, she assists in the operational goals and objectives. Mary has greater than 30 years of nursing experience. Her background includes, but is not limited to: Administrative Nursing Services, Nurse Consultant services, Medical and Medicare operations, health service Evaluator for the Los Angeles County Public Health Department, and clinical  nursing services in psychiatric, rehabilitative, and postpartum care. Mary is the founder and director of patient services of Gentle Care, Inc. Home Health Agency. Gentle Care Inc., provides in-home nursing services to the greater Los Angeles community.

EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

Deborah Miller FNP

As a mom of two, she overseas diversion programs, including medical services, health education, and health quality improvement. Deborah has greater than 35 years of nursing experience; nearly 20 of those years were dedicated to providing excellent internal medicine as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Because of her practical knowledge and nursing experience, she is well-equipped to manage health conditions that impact the wellness of women, including providing preconception and prenatal care, and providing episodic car, as well as building awareness of maternal mental health.

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