Giving Austin Labor Support (GALS) is an official 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization which seeks to provide emotional and physical support to families during their birth experience.
Anyone in the Austin area can access a volunteer labor support companion by contacting the dispatch line: 512-934-2171.
Giving Austin Labor Support is an organization of dedicated volunteers who provide emotional, physical and informational support to those who are under-supported through their birth experience in order to improve birth outcomes and empower women and their families.
Compassion We interact with kindness, non-judgment, and heart.
Support We provide practical, accessible, and nurturing care.
Empowerment We champion others in their own power and choice.
Respect We believe in the inherent dignity of every person.
Community We know we are stronger together.
Request Support from GALS
Click on the images below to learn how you can request support from GALS.
What We Provide
We provide comfort and companionship to families with little or no support. This includes physical, emotional and informational support during prenatal, birth and postpartum periods. In addition, GALS partners with the Travis County Sheriff’s Office to support those who are incarcerated and pregnant in Travis County through their birth experience.
Any one who asks for extra support during pregnancy and childbirth, or asks for support from a GALS volunteer qualifies for our services.
To request a labor support companion at any time, please call the GALS Dispatch Line at (512) 934-2171. Prenatal support requests can be made by submitting the online contact form. We always do our best to accommodate requests, but please know that our resources are limited. We look forward to being of service to you!
About GALS Volunteers
GALS volunteers are dedicated members of the community who have an interest in volunteering their time to support mothers during childbirth. They are mothers, students, professionals, friends, or warm-hearted souls who have committed to the GALS mission.
Each GALS volunteer attends a GALS volunteer orientation and must clear a background check. All GALS volunteers agree to comply within a standardized GALS Scope of Practice.
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