Black Women for Wellness is committed to healing, educating, and supporting Black Women!
Black Women for Wellness started as sisterfriends with the Birthing Project in Los Angeles in 1994. We began as a group of women concerned about the health and well-being of our babies.
As grandmothers, mothers, aunties, daughters, and sisterfriends, we found we had no choice but to take on the plethora of health issues Black women encounter.
As a non-profit, Black Women for Wellness is able to seek funding and accept donations to support our programs. BWW is a nonprofit corporation under Section 501 (c) (3) Revenue Code. Financial Contributors to BWW are tax deductible.
Black Women for Wellness has touched the lives of over 15,000 women (and our families) with health information and education through:
♥ Trainings of Peer Health Motivators to share information and education on breast & cervical cancer, well woman health and reproductive justice including HIV/AIDS prevention
♥ Participating with local, state and national advisory committees for inclusions of the concerns of Black women with policy, resource distribution and decision making
♥ Publishing an electronic newsletter and websites and maintaining a strong cyberspace presence including Facebook and Twitter
♥ Presentations, workshops and trainings with local to international groups, agencies and organizations on health and well being of Black women
♥ Producing radio programs with Some of Us Are Brave Black Women’s Radio Collective, viral videos for the internet and cable access television programs.
BWW has convened 10 conferences centered on gathering and reporting community data regarding the health and well being of Black women, Birth Stories (1999), Kindred Sisters – Strengthening the Ties Between Us (2000), Where is the Love (2001), Whose Womb is This (2002), Woman 2 Woman (2006), Old School to Hip Hop (2007), Serious Business (2008) and Respect (2009) and Respect Us (2010) with Power Shift (March 2012) focusing on community mobilization and engagement.