Black moms need support, period. Whether you are facing postpartum depression, are having a hard time making friends in your new city, or just need somebody to talk to, finding a mom tribe can be the key to opening your next door sis.
When I moved back home after a 5-year stay in Brooklyn, I’d outgrown all my friends and was feeling kinda lonely. There were no support groups that I felt like fit the mold of my part-time working/stay-at-home Black mom/wanna be entrepreneur status of my life. So, I started my own. Seven years later and our support group for Black moms has ballooned from 5 moms meeting at my house to over 4,000 in the nation’s most livable city, Pittsburgh, PA.
Since we are damn near bursting at the seems, we’re happy to announce that Brown Mamas is going national. If you feel like I did, and know you need to find your tribe, think about starting a chapter of Brown Mamas in your city. We will provide all the infrastructure for you to get started, all you have to do is find your friends. We’ll guide you every step of the way.
If you ain’t that advantageous, and trust me I get that too, check out the sistah sites below. All of these organizations have awesome women heading them up and are ready and willing to be your tribe. Click around below and be sure to share this post, so that the solo sistahs you know will soon be surrounded by so much #blackgirlmagic that they’ll have to live their best life too. Now go on, find ya tribe sis!
The Ultimate List of Support Groups for Black Moms
Brown Mamas – Pittsburgh & U.S. – Brown Mamas, Inc. has been around for seven years in the Pittsburgh region. Brown Mamas began in the living room of Muffy Mendoza. What started as 5 moms has grown to over 4000 Our mamas love our Pittsburgh chapter so much that we are expanding. If you are mom who is ready to not just find her tribe, but to inspire other mothers and be the change she wants to see in her community, click here to learn more about starting your own Brown Mamas chapter.
Mommin’ Society – North Carolina & Online
Moms of Black Boys United – Atlanta & Online
Moms Make It Work – NYC
Mocha Moms, Inc. – U.S. (seriously, everywhere)
Whine & Cheese – 27 Chapters in U.S. (including D.C., PA, South Carolina, New York, etc.)
Motherwork by Mater Mea – NYC
District Motherhued’s DMV MomTribe – D.C. Metro Area
Soul Food for Your Baby – Hawthorne, Calif.
Black Moms Blog Events – Atlanta, GA
Birthing Beautiful Communities – Cleveland, OH
Tessera Collective – Online, Self-Care Support
Melanin Mommies – Pittsburgh, PA
Not-So Melinated Support Groups for Black Moms
Facebook Support Groups for Black Moms
Do you know of a support group for Black moms? Please place the listing in the comments. I’d be happy to add it to the list.