"People don't care what you know until they know that you care"
That all expectant people and families have a safe space, a "village" where they and their children can thrive and grow amongst a supportive and loving professional community that is culturally diverse, and which provides high-quality health care and tools to improve the quality of life for families.
Our mission is to reduce adverse outcomes and isolation experienced by families during the prenatal, postpartum and early childhood years by increasing professional and paraprofessional health access, community support, and addressing systemic barriers.
Throughout its 26 year history, Urban Baby Beginnings (UBB), formerly known as Capital Center of Virginia (CCV) has provided an environment that respects the inherent dignity and strength of families and celebrates their successes. We believe community well-being starts with a solid foundation. Our unique wrap-around approach allows our most vulnerable neighbors to achieve stability and strengthen their capacity to thrive.
UBB has numerous certifications and in 2018, UBB joined Health Connect One and the Perinatal Task Force establishing a "safe spot" for families free of judgment; creating a place where moms, family members, and the community can connect and feel supported. Through this partnership, a workforce innovation program to train perinatal health workers and community doulas who graduated from the community cares program was created.
Urban Baby Beginnings® is the leading non-profit providing community support services specifically for pregnant and parenting families in Virginia.
Empowering expectant families to make healthy birth choices while addressing systemic issues that provide a barrier to individuals and communities who deserve high quality and compassionate care reduces the risks associated with preterm birth and adverse outcomes. Our maternal hub allows families to gather the resources and information they need to feel secure and supported.
With care, counseling, and education, we are building on 26 years of service to strengthen children, families, and communities. Our guiding principle to “improve the lives of those we serve,” has been and will continue to be our promise to families who need us.
Our Commitment to Community
Our community is for all families. While our services are available to those who qualify for no out-of-pocket cost, anyone is welcome to take advantage of our services—including prenatal yoga, childbirth and breastfeeding education, wellness practitioners and more. You can feel good knowing that your fees come right back to our program to directly support our work.