To eradicate inequities preventing women from being whole, healed and well.
To improve the health and well-being of underserved Black women and their families.
Over the past 30 years, the Center for Black Women’s Wellness has created a legacy in the Atlanta community. This legacy is one which ensures that women and families will always have access to quality healthcare. We know physical, mental, emotional, and financial health is the foundation for full and productive lives, where individuals can thrive and not merely survive. Our programs, incredible staff and volunteers, and host of partners and service providers address those areas with excellence. We believe in the promise of the individuals we serve, knowing that as their health and overall wellness improves, families and communities become stronger.
Established in 1988 as a program under the National Black Women’s Health Project (now the Black Women’s Health Imperative), our initial purpose was to conduct self-help group development in public housing, to develop resiliency among low-income women. Services were initially focused in the Mechanicsville neighborhood, immediately southwest of downtown Atlanta. In 1996, CBWW incorporated as an independent, nonprofit organization. Over time, CBWW expanded its reach and scope, serving women, men, and children throughout Metropolitan Atlanta through a host of programs and services aimed at optimizing health, strengthening families and communities, and advancing health equity.