Sunflower Services aims to be a resource in building consent-communication & home care skills. We believe that care work happens in the community and can be different for each person. The intent of Sunflower Services is to cultivate a space where each person is empowered in their options, in touch with their bodies, and intuitive about the choices they make.
Sunflower Services are developed with a commitment to offering accessible and affordable doula services. All services are offered with sliding-scale, payment plan, or trade options. If we are not able to meet your needs, we will do everything to connect you with someone who can.
Everything we've learned is because of and with our community.
The namesake of Sunflower Services is the Helianthus Annus, the common sunflower from North America which is recognized by the bold petals dancing around the center. We chose this name to honor a gift of the earth that invokes feelings of safety, inspiration, and awe. Seeing them brings warmth to our soul in a way that only the sun can rival. Thank you for being here.
We are committed to mutual aid in our direct and local networks. This includes things like cocreating community-based projects, donating to bail funds, advocating to end cash bail, and paying Real Rent.
Care work surrounding disability, birth, sex, and death has historically existed within all ancient communities. We are currently located in the United States, where these practices have been held sacred and taught primarily by the womxn and queer people within Indigenous and Black communities. This community care work has continued to survive and thrive despite systematic & pervasive violence, gatekeeping, and gaslighting from those in power. In honoring this work, we reject hierarchal structures of care work and seek to cultivate relationships with a network of caregivers to meet the various needs of our clients when we are not skilled or positioned to meet them individually.