Meet Our Founder
Dr. Simbi Animashaun
Dr. Simbi Animashaun is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Founder of the United By Loss Foundation (UBLF), which is a 501(c)3 nonprofit entity in Georgia. The establishment of UBLF was inspired by her lived experiences with recurrent miscarriages and a lack of advocacy, resources, and grief support. She is passionate about improving the maternal mental health of black mothers experiencing pregnancy and infant loss. She wants to ensure that no mother or birth giver ever feels alone during pregnancy and infant loss.
Read our mission, vision, and program initiatives.
Our mission at United By Loss Foundation is to provide grief support, access to educational resources and tools, and advocacy for mothers and birth givers who have experienced perinatal loss.
We strive to improve the maternal mental health of black mothers experiencing pregnancy and infant loss and bring comfort to those who are suffering in silence.
Distribute perinatal loss comfort boxes to local hospitals, OB/GYN offices, and directly to mothers and families impacted by pregnancy and infant loss.
Provide access to vital educational resources and tools, such as literature about grief, types of losses, coping skills, and more!
Host virtual monthly peer support groups and virtual cohorts (4 times a year).
Provide financial assistance to cover burial, funeral, or cremation expenses.
Provide bereavement doula services.
Host community events throughout the year that honors all babies gone too soon.
Meet the Board of Directors
Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
The Board of Directors are a team of strongly committed individuals to improving the maternal mental health of black mothers experiencing pregnancy and infant loss in Georgia.