Hummingbird Indigenous Family Services launched in 2019 with the mission of healthy Indigenous babies being born into healthy Indigenous families being supported by healthy Indigenous communities. Hummingbird is the first and only Indigenous agency in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties to exclusively serve Indigenous babies and families from zero to three.
A full-spectrum doula program: we serve pregnant people throughout the perinatal period across the full spectrum of perinatal health needs. This includes support for pre-conception, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and pregnancy loss or release.
A Guaranteed Basic Income (GBI) to Indigenous pregnant people until their child’s third birthday. GBI has been shown to reduce perinatal mood disorders, increase self-efficacy, and result in better birth outcomes.
We seek to offer storytelling as a way of healing internalized narratives and to re-create the stories of poverty and Indigeneity vis-à-vis colonization into stories that depict Indigenous pregnancy, parenting, and motherhood on their own terms.
Our home visiting program will integrate culturally grounded, evidence-based Indigenous home visiting into our array of services, further positioning Indigenous parents and young children to succeed, attain school readiness, and improve well-being.