Black Women for Wellness

Winner of the 2014 Angelenos for LA Award

Our Mission

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.

Our Story

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.

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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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BWW Event Calendar

Apr
2
Thu
Spring in to Love @ California Endowment
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Spring in to Love @ California Endowment | Los Angeles | California | United States

What: Join Us for Spring into Love Healthy Teen Fest! A fun, interactive day where youth leaders from South and East Los Angeles host workshops on health topics from healthy relationships, birth control, STD prevention, to looking at media’s impact on our health, especially in regards to race and gender.
Participating youth will have fun learning new information, practicing new skills and creating media and art throughout the day.  DJ, Photobooth, and the tools to create your own media, songs to share through social media will be accessible on this day! Have fun, learn and even win cool prizes like movie tickets, dinner date packages and more!
Cost: This event is FREE!
When: Thursday, April 2, 2015 / 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Where: California Endowment, 1000 N Alameda St Los Angeles, CA 90012 (There will be bus tokens and transportation to and from  designated high schools for all  participating youth)
How: Click Here to Register on EventBrite
Who: Youth ages 15 and up throughout Los Angeles are invited!
Other Ways to Support: Donate gift prizes – gift certificates for entertainment and sport venues, school supplies (notebooks, calculators, pens…), technology (games, tablets, iPods), restaurant and coffee gift certificates (Chipotle, Starbucks, Yogurtland),  iTunes gift certificates, etc.
Click Here to Register on EventBrite
For more information / to donate please contact Krissy Leahy, Black Women for Wellness Program Coordinator at 323.290.5955

Apr
4
Sat
#SexSpeaks @ El Mercado La Paloma
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
#SexSpeaks @ El Mercado La Paloma | Los Angeles | California | United States

In honor of all black and brown women, Black Women for Wellness’ sister organization Get Smart B4 U Get Sexy is hosting a night for women to speak freely without society’s filter.

This is a night to explore our relationship not only with our feminine power, but also with our sexual power.

Apr
10
Fri
Sisters @ Eight @ DWP Auditorium/Free Parking
Apr 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
May
8
Fri
Sisters @ Eight @ DWP Auditorium/Free Parking
May 8 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
May
9
Sat
Mothers/Women’s Day Tea
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jun
12
Fri
Bring a Brother to Breakfast (Annual Sisters @ Eight event)
Jun 12 all-day
Sisters @ Eight @ DWP Auditorium/Free Parking
Jun 12 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Jul
10
Fri
Sisters @ Eight @ DWP Auditorium/Free Parking
Jul 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Aug
1
Sat
BWW/NappyWood Golf Tournament
Aug 1 all-day
Aug
7
Fri
Sisters @ Eight @ DWP Auditorium/Free Parking
Aug 7 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Aug
8
Sat
Garden Party
Aug 8 all-day
Sep
11
Fri
Sisters @ Eight @ DWP Auditorium/Free Parking
Sep 11 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Oct
1
Thu
Get Smart B4U Get Sexy II … still smart and oh so sexy…
Oct 1 all-day
Oct
9
Fri
Sisters @ Eight @ DWP Auditorium/Free Parking
Oct 9 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Nov
13
Fri
Sisters @ Eight @ DWP Auditorium/Free Parking
Nov 13 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Dec
11
Fri
Sisters @ Eight @ DWP Auditorium/Free Parking
Dec 11 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

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