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Resources for Women of Color

Black Emotional and Mental Health (BEAM)

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.


Black Girl in Om Podcast

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

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.

Black Moms Connect - Postpartum Support International

Every Tuesday 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT

This group is for Black mothers who are seeking peer support during the perinatal period up to 2 years postpartum. Our online groups are here to help you connect with other moms, talk about your experience, and learn about helpful tools and resources. Whether you are going through stress, adjustment to parenting, baby blues, or pregnancy or postpartum depression/anxiety, our groups are here for you.

Buffalo’s Breastfeeding Sisters Peer Support Program 

Contact 716-768-4758 or breastfeedingsisters@gmail.com

We are a Breastfeeding support program for African American women that reside in one of the following areas in Buffalo: 14208, 14209, 14211, 14213, 14215 

Here women can feel comfortable discussing their concerns and questions. Also have myths debunked and receive evidenced based information. Our goal is to educate families to have a better understanding of breastfeeding, the importance, and its benefits. 

The program includes all of the following services and gifts to all enrollees.

● A Hakah 

● Breastmilk Storage bags 

● Milk Savers 

● A journal with a pen 

● Fuzzy socks 

● Carseat Canopy/Nursing Cover 

● Storage Bin 

Additionally, each enrollee will have ongoing support throughout the first 12 months of breastfeeding, in the form of a breastfeeding peer counselor, who will be available to them whenever they would like support.

Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network

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, LLC

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

hersacredway@gmail.com

(716) 710-9133

H.E.R. Space Podcast

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 iTunesGoogle PlaySoundcloud, and most platforms where podcasts are played.

We can’t wait to meet you, sis.

Loveland Therapy Fund

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.

Mater Mea

Mater Mea helps Black moms thrive in motherhood, life, and career. We share Black motherhood stories and have expert advice on everything from finding a midwife to handling microaggressions at work.

Shades of Blue Project

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. 

Therapy for Black Girls

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.

Women of Color with Postpartum Depression

*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 support@info-wocppd.org

https://info-wocppd.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.