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Black Mamas Community Collective

Black Mamas Community Collective originally started as a research project under Dr. Michele Rountree at the UT Austin School of Social Work in 2018. Within a year of surveying the local Black community to better understand their maternal health needs and providing doula services, it was understood that Black Mamas Community Collective needed to become a full-fledged nonprofit organization to address the needs faced by Black families in Central Texas. In 2020, Black Mamas Community Collective received its 501c3 status and started using the assumed name of Black Mamas ATX with the goal of establishing branches in major cities across Texas and potentially nationwide. Our mission has remained the same since our inception: to ensure that Black women survive and thrive before, during and after childbirth. Since 2018, we have provided doula support to over 150 Black families in Central Texas, an area with worse birth outcomes for Black women than Black women experience in Texas overall. In recent years, we have supplemented that support with therapy, childcare, peer support, and education. All of these services, including our doula support, are provided at no cost to our clients.

based in: Texas

a Birth Justice Initiative grantee partner

1 Willoughby Square
Suite 2000
Brooklyn, NY 11201

212.742.2300 [email protected]

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