Village of Healing is thrilled to receive a Black Women Impact Grant from Goldman Sachs One Million Black Women. The Village of Healing Center, located at 22344 Lakeshore Boulevard in Euclid, Ohio is the first and only clinic for Black women in Cuyahoga County offering Black women holistic healthcare by black providers, who look like them. Services include: prenatal care, postpartum care, CenteringPregnancy, lactation consultation and gynecology, including but not limited to pap smears, STD testing and family planning.
After participating in community-based committees organized to address racial disparities in maternal and infant health, Da’na M. Langford and Tenisha Gaines decided to act. These committees did not reflect Black women and children who were devastated by structural racial disparities. Black-led organizations who brought concrete action steps to these committees were constantly being challenged, while large White led-organizations were granted substantial dollars—and outcomes for Black mothers and babies worsened. On July 16, 2019, Ms. Langford and Ms. Gaines joined the efforts of these Black-led organizations and co-founded Village of Healing, a 501c3 non-profit organization.
Launched in partnership with Black women-led organizations, the One Million Black Women initiative, is the largest commitment of its kind in size and scope to drive investment in housing; healthcare; access to capital; education; job creation and workforce advancement; digital connectivity; and financial health to narrow the dual gender and race gap faced by Black women.
800 Black women led organizations applied for this funding, and after three rounds, Village of Healing was one of only 50 organizations chosen. This 10-million-dollar commitment to Black women led organizations, and the 50 organizations chosen will impact the lives of 900,000 Black women and girls across the country. With this grant, we will have access to unrestricted, multi-year funding to expand our efforts to provide individualized and community-oriented healthcare while growing our support network of mothers and caregivers across Ohio.
In the words of Asahi Pompey, Global Head of Corporate Engagement and President of the Goldman Sachs Foundation, “Black women in the social sector are critical.” We appreciate Goldman Sachs for taking action steps to supporting the solution. Investing in Black women makes society better for everyone.
For more information visit our website: villageofhealingcle.com or call 216-815-4325