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The Blue Door Community Center

To provide a safe environment to help new parents express their fears, hopes and dreams.

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In no more than 3 sentences, please tell us who your idea is designed for and how it reimagines the new life experience.

A place for parents and children to enjoy different activities that encourage a sense of community and well being. This center would provide an art therapy room, pet therapy, meditation and yoga space, a tea room and fresh vegetable garden. It would provide an outlet for feelings, relaxation and good nutrition all helpful for a balanced life.

At what stage is your idea?

  • Back of the Napkin Sketch: I came up with this concept and would love support in making it come to life!

Tell us about your work experience:

I have worked in the financial service industry for 18 years.

This idea emerged from...

  • An Individual

Are you an expecting, new, or experienced mom?

  • yes

Are you a healthcare practitioner?

  • no

Are you a current employee of UCB Pharmaceuticals or Sutter Health?

  • no


Join the conversation:

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Hi Karen!

Great to see you in the Challenge. I'm wondering which of these user personas aligns most with your concept ?

Also, can you describe some next steps to get feedback on your concept from potential users?

Looking forward to learning more!

Photo of Karen

Hi Lauren,

I think the user persona my idea aligns with would be The Under-Resourced Mom.

Some of the next steps to get feedback on my concept would be to post a sign at public libraries or colleges asking mothers to be or new moms to take an anonymous online survey. Also a visit to Birthright International may be a good resource as they offer information and referrals to help clients meet their emotional & material needs.