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, which matched pregnant women to mentors who coached parents from pregnancy till the child was at least one year old.
Within 4 years of implementation BWW began moving upstream to address systems and policies becoming a California 501 (c) (3) non profit in 1997.
Our Theory of Change:
Black Women for Wellness believes in the strength and wisdom of our community and allies. That we have the solutions, resources and responsibility to create the shifts and change needed to impact our health status. Each of us must develop our personal power, hold accountable and support acknowledged leadership, and importantly contribute to our survival and growth as a community.
With Your Support:
Black Women for Wellness will continue to implement programs with our community (Kitchen Divas Healthy Cooking Program, National Diabetes Prevention Program, Get Smart B4U Get Sexy), continue outreach and education (Sisters With Options, EPICCS) continue our policy work (Sisters in Control Reproductive Justice), continue community research (Environmental Jusstice and Healthy Hair Initiative) and importantly continue organizing our community through dialog, forums, workshops, institutes, conferences via Sisters @ Eight.
Your financial support keeps us flexible with speaking truth to power, keeps our eyes on the goal, our heart clear and unencumbered by conflicted masters. Make an online donation or become a member.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]