Black Women For Wellness is committed to the health and well-being of Black women and girls through health education, empowerment and advocacy. Standing on the rich history of the resilience and strength of our culture, we envision a future for Black women and girls where, in our full wellness, we use our power, beauty and intelligence, to pursue and attain healthy lives and families.
Black Women for Wellness started as a group of women who, concerned with the health and well-being of black babies, teamed up with the Birthing Project to implement the Shangazi program. This program matched pregnant women to mentors who coached parents from pregnancy until the child was at least one year old. Within 4 years of implementation BWW began moving upstream to address systems and policies, and became a California 501(c) (3) non-profit in 1997.
With your financial support, Black Women for Wellness will continue to implement programs with our community, expand outreach and education, develop our policy work and community research, and importantly continue organizing our community through dialog, forums, workshops, institutes, conferences. Financial Contributors to BWW are tax deductible.
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