In July 2018,
Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative was awarded a grant from the New Jersey Department of Health to perform Healthy Women, Healthy Families activities in Camden County. The main purpose of the grant is to decrease infant mortality and improve outcomes for families of color in the target areas of Pennsauken, Winslow Township, and Lindenwold. South Jersey Breastfeeding & Wellness at The Village, in addition to the Perinatal Health Equity Foundation, were chosen as the community partner for Camden County. As a successful model of peer-led breastfeeding groups, Sistahs Who Breastfeed-Camden County (formerly known as “The Camden County Breastfeeding Project”) was established in February 2019. We have since partnered with many organizations listed here and continue our best efforts to spread awareness and support moms.
Sistahs Who Breastfeed-Camden County
Nonprofit 501(c)(3) for women of color during prenatal and postpartum period. We are your village! Our programs are not only an opportunity to talk with trained specialists, but also a chance to build relationships with other women in your community. All events are safe and judgement free as we unite together to celebrate the highs and lows of motherhood as a mom of color.
In addition to our free community services,
we also partner with other organizations in an effort to make real change through combating legislative policies, social/economic barriers, implicit racial bias, and overall discrimination. We are stronger together! To improve Black women’s maternal health, we need a multi-faceted approach that addresses Black women’s health across the lifespan, improve access to quality care and breastfeeding support, address social determinants of health, and assure equal quality care for our women.