You can schedule an appointment here. If you have language or other accessibility needs, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The appointment will be 20-25 minutes and we will ask permission to collect information, how to best contact you, and confirm eligibility and basic demographic information. We also are happy to answer any questions you may have during this time.
While our program will support participants through to their child's third birthday, you do need to be pregnant or up to 6 weeks postpartum to enroll in the program. This is at the time of enrolling in the program. Due to longer than expected wait times, it is possible that someone may be eligible when they apply, but then age out of eligibility before they are accepted into the program.
We are currently working to ensure this does not happen frequently and are working with the Cultural Advisory Council and our funder, Perigee to address this issue.
If you have more than one child, you can still apply - this will be factored into your household size when determining income eligibility. You will not receive extra income based on other children. The gift amount will remain the same.
We define a household as immediate family members or domestic partners with whom you share income and living expenses. Roommates, for example, are not part of your household.
While we do not have a specific policy that would keep two members at the same address from applying, this situation would be taken to our Cultural Advisory Council (CAC). The CAC is a voting council made up of community members, experts and elders in maternal child health for Pacific Islander and urban Indigenous communities, and parents who have given birth in the past three years. They may request more information, and would make a determination on whether these circumstances would exclude someone from eligibility.
No. You cannot apply more than once. However, if your situation has changed, you can reach back out, and we can update your information so you do not need to re-apply.
For instance, if you apply before you’re 12 weeks pregnant, we will reach back out to you with a text or email when you become eligible to see if you are still interested in the program and continue the application process. If you are not eligible but you have since moved, your pregnancy status has changed, or your income has changed, you can contact Hummingbird to update the information, and if necessary, share new documentation.
We convened our council of elders and matriarchs, and connected with Indigenous mamas who were pregnant or who had given birth in the past three years to create a program rooted in community values, traditions, and decolonized practices to support our families in building Indigenous wealth.