We began Black Women Benefit (BWB) to address the inequities that Black women face in the justice system, workforce, health care system, and beyond. After becoming disillusioned with the outcomes of the murders of Sandra Bland, Breonna Taylor, Oluwatoyin Salau, and countless other Black women, Kyaira and Courtne felt compelled to create a safe space specifically designed for and in support of Black women. Oftentimes, Black women create movements (Me Too, Black Lives Matter, etc) for the benefit of all, but fail to receive similar support; hence, our mission became to embrace, empower, and invest into all Black women.
Our three pillared approach aims to:
Embrace Black women by providing services critical to our happiness and health- such as our virtual and in-person events. All of which are listed in our calendar.
Empower Black women by claiming ownership of our own destinies though our free mental wellness programs
Invest into Black women by giving direct payments to Black women with our financial awards and emergency funding as well as provide financial programs meant to inform and empower Black women’s financial decisions
As our programs expand and evolve under our pillars one thing will not our dedication to benefitting every Black woman possible. If our mission resonates with you please consider donating a $5 reoccurring donation.
Peer Support Group
Black Women Benefits Peer Support Group is a pilot program that empowers Black women through peer support and conversation. Participants choose topics that can range from boundary setting to self-confidence in the workplace. Peer support groups are open to Black women of all ages and backgrounds and are led by volunteers that go through basic training from our lead therapist, Dr.Tasha.
Our first peer support group will begin in June 2022. We will post the signup link on this web page when registration opens. Contact Black Women Benefit at email@example.com if you have any questions.
BWB “Healing House”
The Black Woman Benefit “HealingHouse” project came about because we want to have a physical space to help provide various resources specifically for Black Women in our community. Resources include emergency resources, transitional housing, clothing and food drives, employment assistance, health and well-being, and rest retreats. The BWB House is still in its early research phase as we figure out how to achieve our vision.