Community-based Doula Training
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the application deadline?
A: Contact Michigan Works by Thursday, June 3, 2022
Q: What is the first day of training?
A: July 12, 2022
Q: What is the last day of training?
A: November 22, 2022
Q: Where will the training take place?
Q: What is the class schedule?
A: Weekly on Tuesdays, 9am – 12pm
Q: How many classes are there?
Q: How do I apply?
A: Apply at one of the following Michigan Works locations or call (248)276-1777.
- Pontiac office: 1850 N Perry St, Pontiac
- Novi office: 31186 Beck Rd, Novi
Q: Do I have to reside in Oakland County?
A: No, but you must fill out the application at either the Pontiac office or Novi office. You must be a
Michigan resident preferably in the tri-county area.
Q: Who is the point at Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association?
A: Avonlea Rickerson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 313-688-4056
Q: What is the attendance policy?
A: You must attend a minimum of 18 classes.
Q: What happens if I miss a session?
A: There will be time towards the end of the training for make-up sessions. However, this does
not substitute for the aforementioned attendance policy.
Q: How many births must be attended for certification?
A: Trainees must attend 2 birth experiences.
Q: How many prenatal and postpartum home visits must I attend?
A: 3 prenatal visits and 3 postpartum visits per birth.
Q: What if I get denied by Michigan Works?
A: Contact Avonlea at AvonleaR@bmbfa.org or 313-688-4056
Q: Do I have to own a car?
A: Yes. You must own a vehicle, have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.
Q: When does the next training class begin?
A: The next training class date is to be determined. Stay updated here.