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.

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/

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. 

Women of Color with Postpartum Depression

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://www.facebook.com/groups/1314800432038568/

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.

 
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The information provided on this website is designed to provide helpful information on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and where to go for help and support.  This website is not meant to be used for diagnosis and treatment.  For diagnosis and treatment please consult your physician or contact a provider on this list.  The authors of this website are not responsible for any specific health needs, or any negative consequences to any person reading or following the information on this website.  Listings are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute endorsement of any other resources.  Readers should be aware the phone number or addresses contained in these listings may change.

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