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B R A N C H

BIPOC Reproductive Alliance for Nourishing Collective Healing

BRANCH PROGRAM FOR THE BIPOC COMMUNITY

We stand with all mothers, recognizing that families of color face unique challenges: systemic racism, implicit biases, and underrepresentation in maternal healthcare. BRANCH — our BIPOC Reproductive Alliance for Nourishing Collective Healing — is dedicated to serving the perinatal and parenting needs of our BIPOC community through counseling, education and community support. As culturally informed and resonant therapists, we provide safe, honest spaces for BIPOC women to unite in raising healthy, liberated children. 

Single Black Moms, Black Mothers

 
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FERTILITY SUPPORT GROUP for WOMXN of COLOR

Womxn of color find themselves especially vulnerable and isolated in the fertility world. Cultural silence around infertility perpetuates the loneliness. Feelings of being “the only one in the room” are amplified in a healthcare space missing BIPOC patient and provider representation. 

Are you feeling isolated… anxious, depressed, angry, sad, or hopeless because of fertility challenges? Does your desire to build a family overwhelm and preoccupy you?

Join us.​

 

WHEN: Every 2nd Thursday of the month @ 6pm

WHERE: Online

 

COST: Free

 

This FREE drop-in support group focuses on intersectionality and the unique challenges that fertility can bring to Womxn of Color. 

 

Much like our Fertility Support Group, this group is open to those facing fertility challenges in all stages of the process, who are seeking additional coping skills, community and an emotional support system. Facilitated by Minagrace Drake, LMFT.

 

Together we will:

 

  • Create a supportive community

  • Explore and break down common fertility misconceptions

  • Improve coping strategies and awareness

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FOR BLACK MOMS OF CHILDREN UNDER 5

Are you looking for other Black women to build community with as you navigate new motherhood? Let's create a movement!

 

This group is a space dedicated to providing resources and building connections. We are creating a brave space for you to show up as yourself, with whatever's on your mind and heart. Together, we'll share feelings, get informed, learn to be advocates for our children and find empowerment.

 

We’ll get into real matters of black motherhood like: 

  • The faith and fears that come with raising Black children 

  • Trusting yourself as Mom

  • Advocating for your family is not being ‘angry’

Join our FREE online gathering led by Minagrace Drake, LMFT.

WHEN:   First Monday of every month from 7-8pm (beginning Oct 2021)

WHERE:  Online

COST:     FREE

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FOR BLACK MOMS OF CHILDREN UNDER 5

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FOR ASIAN AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDER PREGNANT MOMS AND MOMS OF CHILDREN UNDER 5 YEARS

AAPI MOTHERING GROUP

Are you an AAPI mom or mom-to-be, interested in exploring and understanding how our culture and generational legacies impact the way we mother?

Join us for this 6-week experiential process & psychoeducation group designed to support AAPI moms as they encounter and explore intergenerational differences in parenting and caregiving including:

 

* The process of becoming a mother

* Legacy and migration burdens

* Difficulties with family dynamics

* Collectivist vs. Individualist values

* Cultural parenting styles

* Self and cultural compassion

GOALS: To help normalize and de-stigmatize emotional challenges in motherhood, reflect and learn about yourself, strengthen self-compassion, synergize culture and your unique mothering identity and build supportive networks.

Join Melissa Villamejor, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist* and Siing McBroom, Associate Clinical Social Worker* in this safe, supportive community.

COST: $300 for 6 sessions

WHEN: Tuesdays 5 - 6:30pm (PST)

 

October  5, 12, 19, 26 and November  2, 9

 

WHERE: Online

This  group offered to CA residents only at this time.

 

*Supervised by Jessica Sorci, LMFT #53881 and Jamie Van Zanen, LCSW #61669