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.

Black Moms Connect – Canada & U.S.

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.)

Black Women Do Breastfeed

Motherwork by Mater Mea – NYC

Beautiful Brown Girls Brunch Club – New Jersey

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

Pittsburgh Black Breastfeeding Circle –

Not-So Melinated Support Groups for Black Moms

Moms Club

La Leche League

Circle of Moms

Facebook Support Groups for Black Moms

Black Stay-At-Home Mom Village

Black Moms Connection

Black Moms in Charge

Single Black Mothers

Moms of Black Daughters

Moms of Black Sons

Black Moms in College & Beyond

Breast Milk Donation for Black Moms

Sisterhood for Young 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.


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Muffy Mendoza is an author, speaker and founder of Pittsburgh Brown Mamas, a support group for nearly 4,000 African-American moms in the Pittsburgh region. To further fill the void Muffy has created a line of educational products focused on helping Black moms be the best moms, too. Her first book, The Brown Mama Mindset: A Blueprint for Black Moms on Life, Love & Home, was featured at the 2018 Essence Festival and is currently sold in various cities across the U.S. Muffy champions the beauty of Black motherhood everywhere she goes, even on the TEDx stage. Find out more about Muffy on


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