New Support Group for African American Mothers

Rich_group1“Be the rainbow to someone’s day.”

That was the closing inspiration at the West County First 5 Center’s new African American mothers support group, a place for mothers and caregivers to come together, talk, vent, exchange ideas, and make new relationships without feeling like they’re attending just another parenting class.

The group, called Kahawia Uzazi (Swahili for Brown Parenting), has attracted about a dozen mothers and caregivers to the Center’s Richmond location since it started eight months ago.

According to the group’s facilitator Alisa Robinson, “The group gives mothers a comfortable outlet to discuss whatever issues they might like to discuss in a familiar, non-judgmental environment with people they may have many things in common with.” Continue reading