It’s our 20th Anniversary!
You are invited to join us at the 2014
Baby Blues Connection’s Annual Fundraiser
Saturday May 3rd, 7-10:30 pm Eliot Center
1211 SW Main St Portland, OR 97205
A night of mystery!
silent auction, wine auction, paddle raise, heads or tails game,
All parents deserve a caring, trained ear to listen and understand when faced with pre- or postpartum depression or anxiety. Help us continue to offer free services and eliminate fear and stigma by joining us at our annual fundraiser.
Reservations: $35 single, $60 pair $40 at the door Invite your friends to join you and make it an night out!
$1000 and under
Cedar Hills Hospital, Command Management Services, Duvoisin Group, Randall Children’s Hosptial at Legacy Emanuel, Women’s Healthcare Associates, Leonie & Karim Alaeddine, Janell Niemann-Ross, Crissy & Gus Shaffer
$350 and under
Cindi Berkovich-Parry & Seth Cohen, Audrianna Gurr, Adria Goodness, Doria Raetz, Melissa Cole, Anna Anderson,
$250 and under
Emily Chenoweth, Wendy Comstock, Kathy Kelley, Carol Lurix, Donna Meisinger, Gloria Borg Olds, Debbie Pollack & Barry Pelzner, PEO Chapter BT, Linda Roffe, Joyce & Paul Schwer, Diane Solomon, Michael Blake, Ann Howard & Perry Holbrook, Lee Shershow,
Wildwood Psychiatric Resource Center
$200 and under
Lesley Alter, Cara Ponzini-Beck, Karin & Steve Calde, Café Au Play, Doula Love, Eastrose Fellowship Unitarian Universalist,Ann & Brook Howard, Munchkin Playland, Pod+Kin, Natasha & Leo Pereira, Santé Mama, Sarah Oller Scott, Grace Willson, Virginia Peterson, Linda Roffe,
OUR LIVE AUCTION ITEMS INCLUDE
Hand made glass bowl by local artist
One week in Cabo, Mexico
Fresh Flowers for a year
Weekend Stay in Charming Yachats
Six nights in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Silent and Live Auction items donated by the following:
A1 Beach House Rentals, The Allison Inn & Spa, Angie Fitzpatrick, Anna Anderson, Anthony Fell, Bass Underwriters, Bliss, Brent Wick, Brett Superstar, Cami Pollack, Dar Essalam Moroccan Cuisine, Dave’s Killer Bread, Dragontree Holistic Day Spa, Footwear Specialists, Goodfoot, Full Sail Brewing, Halle Cisco, Heather Beam, Jo Raetz, Khunhausens, Kobos, Lynn Read / Vitreluxe studio, Mama Needs Massage, Mariko Clark, Migration Brewing, Miller Paint, Minh McBurney, Mountain Man and Fruit Co., Nurses at St.Vincent’s, NW Nanny, PaperFish Studios, Providence Beginnings, Rachel Austin, Rebecca Johnson, Ruby Sky Coaching, Savannah Mayfield, Sejal Fichadia, Sellwood Soap, Teri Sprouse, Two Absolutely, Widmere, Zenana Spa and Wellness Center
this list is updated as additional items are secured
Baby Blues Connection invites you to attend a free community event
The Postpartum Father
Monday, June 10th, 6:30-8:30 pm TaborSpace, 5441 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR 97215
Baby Blues Connection is a pioneering program in Oregon for moms and their families dealing with postpartum depression and anxiety. We provide support in the form of a warm telephone line, written and online materials, a resource list, and support groups.
Few understand that fathers can experience postpartum depression or anxiety, with an estimate nationally of 11-25%, and increasing up to 50% if their partners have postpartum mood disorders.
Dads may feel overwhelmed by changes in the family, may be worried about finances and feel helpless, and anxious. Many lack a support system. Symptoms may differ from that of women with postpartum depression and anxiety, expressing itself as anger, irritability, and withdrawal, and peaking at 6-9 months.
Join Baby Blues Connection as Sam Stevens, LMT, will be speaking on postpartum depression and anxiety in fathers, followed by a panel of speakers with their own experiences to share. Then, partners will join fathers to discuss how they supported each other and how their families overcame the challenges.