Black Women’s Blueprint envisions a world where women and girls of African descent are fully empowered and where gender, race and other disparities are erased.
Meeting sistas wherever they are
A MOBILE HEALING UNIT
Sistas Van is a trauma-informed, survivor-centered Mobile Healing Unit created and managed by Black Women’s Blueprint. This wheelchair-accessible van is an all-gender affirming space that centers the experiences and needs of Black women and femmes to close the gap and fill the need for support services across the spectrum of sexual and reproductive health.
DELIVERING EDUCATION AND RESOURCES ON THE GROUND
Sistas Van is designed to serve survivors of sexual violence, trafficking, reproductive violence, and physical abuse, many of whom described avoiding contact with the medical system in extreme circumstances, due to multiple fears, including re-traumatization and stigma. We provide wrap-around services and connections to partner services. We foreground each survivor’s right to access services and support in their community, and to deploy their capacity for leadership.
OUR RADICAL CARE AND HEALING PHILOSOPHY
Provide a safe passageway that promotes sexual rights, sexual health, bodily autonomy, and reproductive dignity
Position ourselves within communities to meet women, girls, gender fluid and gender non-conforming people and survivors where they are are
Address the gaps in care and services offered in traditional institutions
Offer a positive, integrated approach to the multiple sexual, reproductive and mental health concerns and issues women face across identities.
Holistic care that is confidential, safe, accessible, and trauma informed.
Download our Community Packet to learn more about how the Sistas Van is offering safe, holistic access to reproductive healthcare.
KEEP THE SISTAS VAN REPLENISHED
Your donations will help support continuous essential supplies and materials that will be used to service communities of survivors in need. With your donation we can purchase items such as, but not limited to, fortifying care kits(mirrors, male/female condoms, contraceptives, pregnancy tests, hygiene items, blood pressure readers, sanitary products,) abundant healthy meal kits; food vouchers and Metrocards.
With an abundance of generosity, we could enhance the van with furnishings, monitors, lighting, security system. We could provide First Aid Kits and health information toolkits. And we could create a mobile app with service listings and location tracking.
If you'd like to engage with Black Women's Blueprint at a leadership level, join our Director's Circle with a gift of $100/mth or more.
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