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Posted: Friday, December 30, 2005

Birth center receives $10,000 from bank

The Juneau Family Birth Center announced it has received a gift of $10,000 from Wells Fargo. This generous contribution will support the organization's goal of constructing a new Community Family Center in 2006 in Juneau.

"Wells Fargo is proud to support the Juneau Family Birth Center and their efforts to build a new facility to meet the needs of families in Southeast Alaska," said Karen West, Wells Fargo Vice President and Business Banking Manager for Juneau. "Wells Fargo is committed to giving back to the communities where we live, work and play."

This Community Family Center will provide a "campus" of health, social service, and educational services for families under one roof. These services will include midwifery care for the childbearing year, a community birthing center and clinic with a family practice physician, a family therapist, a social worker, a nurse practitioner, and a physician's assistant. The facility will also offer a range of support for families including on-site childcare services, pregnancy, birth and parenting education, Doula support for pregnant, birthing, and postpartum women, exercise classes, a family gathering space, home-visiting support, community referrals, and an extensive lending library. Other nonprofit organizations that provide support and education to individuals and families will have an opportunity to use the classroom for support groups and classes.

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