Resources for Women of Color
Black Emotional and Mental Health (BEAM) features a virtual directory to connect you with mental health professionals online. The Black Virtual Therapist Directory's mission is to remove the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing. We do this through healing justice based organizing, education, training, grantmaking and advocacy.
This podcast is a warm embrace, soothing realness, and conscious girl talk. Black Girl In Om exists to hold and heal black womxn and womxn of color around the world on their unique wellness journeys, mending us from the inside out. Come into conversation with our founder, Lauren Ash and wellness and Spirit-centered guests across various industries to talk all things self-care and self-love, spiritual awakening, intergenerational healing, and more.
Black Mamas Matter Alliance is a Black women-led cross-sectoral alliance. We center Black mamas to advocate, drive research, build power, and shift culture for Black maternal health, rights, and justice. We envision a world where Black mamas have the rights, respect, and resources to thrive before, during, and after pregnancy.
BPPN serves over 25 zip codes in high-risk, low-income neighborhoods on the East and West side of Buffalo, as well as, South Buffalo, Lackawanna and Cheektowaga. Our target populations are African-American and Hispanic women since they demonstrate the highest rates of low birth weight infants and infant mortality. The programs operated by BPPN focus on improving maternal and infant health outcomes for high need women and their families, to help reduce racial and ethnic disparities in those outcomes and support and nurture parents. For more information on programs offered click here.
Durham Maternal Stress Free Zone: Virtual breastfeeding support for African American women in Buffalo's Ferry Corridor. To qualify women must be currently pregnant and planning to breastfeed, currently postpartum and breastfeeding, must identify as African American, and must live within the Ferry Corridor zip codes of 14208, 14209, 14211, 14213, 14215. More information here: facebook.com/1stmsfz/
Her Sacred Way is a cultural wellness movement centered on the celebration of womanhood by fostering habits that empower black women and girls to comfortably be themselves during their various cycles from girlhood to womanhood. Focusing on birth, yoga, pre/postnatal yoga, kids yoga, and energy work.
Buffalo, NY 14213
M-F 10:00 am - 6:00pm Sat 10-1
In a world where black women are often underrepresented and misunderstood, we need more safe spaces to just… be. Every Friday, join Dr. Dominique Broussard, a college professor and psychologist, and Terri Lomax, a techie and motivational speaker, as they initiate authentic conversations on everything from fibroids to fake friends.
If you’re a black woman or woman of color looking for an extra dose of inspiration on the go, pull up a seat and join us on the H.E.R. (Healing, Empowerment, Resilience) Space podcast. Episodes are published every Friday on iTunes, Google Play, Soundcloud, and most platforms where podcasts are played.
We can’t wait to meet you, sis.
With the barriers affecting access to treatment by members of diverse ethnic and racial groups. Loveland Therapy Fund provides financial assistance to Black women and girls nationally seeking therapy.
The Shades of Blue Project is dedicated to breaking cultural barriers in maternal mental health by raising awareness and ensuring action is taken to break the stigma surrounding seeking treatment in the minority community when experiencing complications after childbirth. We do this by helping women before, during and after child-birth with maternal mental health advocacy, treatment and support.
So often the stigma surrounding mental health issues and therapy prevents Black women from taking the step of seeing a therapist. This space was developed to present mental health topics in a way that feels more accessible and relevant.
*Currently Meeting Virtually*
Meets at Sisters of Charity Hospital 5th Floor boardroom
2157 Main Street, Buffalo 14214
Contact Adrianne at 716-800-1397 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are committed to helping all women access the care they need, without fear of discrimination. Click here to view our Anti-Racism Statement and Non-Discrimination Policy.