Pettaway Pursuit Foundation

New Location Grand Opening – Open House

Our Contact Information

Phone: 610-553-5479 

​Fax: 610-553-5482


Headquarters: 11 Owen Avenue, Lansdowne, PA 19050


Doula By My Side
Through the Doula By My Side program Pettaway Pursuit Foundation provides non-judgmental emotional support and excellent physical support to expectant mothers. PPF is the first doula organization in the country to operate through a fee-for-service model with managed care (insurance) agencies. We serve mothers enrolled in Medicaid in the 5 county Greater Philadelphia region, and the state of Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. PPF receives referrals from our healthcare partners in Pennsylvania (Keystone First and Health Partners Plan) and in Massachusetts and Rhode Island (Tufts Health Plan). PPF employs 20 doulas who are independent contracts living in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

Executive Director, Theresa Pettaway, provides support for the development of programs to decrease the risk of adverse birth outcomes and their consequences in high risk prenatal populations.

Peer-2-Peer Mentoring
A mentorship program that enables an experienced mother provides non-judgmental support and education to new mothers and fathers.

Newer workshops and classes include but are not limited to the following:

  • Breast Feeding Support
  • Newborn Care Education
  • Child Birth Education
  • Lactation Support
  • PPF Photosynthesis Model
  • Doula Trainings & Workshops
  • Pre-natal and post-partum home visits
  • Follow-through services (2-5 day, 2-hr/day, per week)
  • Errands
  • Program administration (calls, applications)
  • Transportation Reimbursement
  • Member outreach
  • On-call doula services (birth & pregnancy complications)
  • A la carte (doctor visits & sibling care)

In celebration of this tremendous addition to the organization, Pettaway Pursuit Foundation will be hosting an Open House to serve as its Grand Opening for the surrounding community to take part in. Founder, Theresa Pettaway, will be commemorating this event with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The event will be held at the new location, 11 Owen Ave, Lansdowne, PA 19050, on May 30, 2018; starting promptly at 11:00am.

Yeadon, PA May 23, 2018 – After nearly 20 years of servicing both prenatal and postpartum needs of mothers from various backgrounds, Pettaway Pursuit Foundation will be launching its headquarters on May 30, 2018. Operating out of Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, the new location looks to serve as a central hub for its surrounding communities as well as its two other branches in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. In addition, new classes and workshops will be available as an extension of the services previously provided.

Our principal services are to provide direct, evidenced based, practical, educational, socio-emotional and physical support in response to the acute and varying needs of at-risk and high-risk mothers and their families. PPF’s primary service is to provide comprehensive and integrated antepartum and postpartum Doula services to low income, at-risk, and high-risk mothers. PPF serves as a bridge between community partners, our members and their families.