Arlington-based Postpartum Support Virginia has received a $4,800 donation from 100 Women Who Care Northern Virginia, designed to help the support group kick-start a new education and outreach program in Northern Virginia.

The initiative is much-needed, said Adrienne Griffin, founder and executive director of Postpartum Support Virginia, who said that up to one in three women will experience significant postpartum depression, “which can negatively impact not only the mother, but also the baby and entire family.”

The nomination for the grant was made by 100 Women Who Care member Doris Parker.

“I think becoming more aware of community challenges like these, and the people who are actively seeking solutions to them, is one of the best reasons to join 100 Women Who Care,” Parker said.

For information on 100 Women Who Care, see the Web site at www.100wwcnova.org.

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