A Letter from the Founder
Peace and Blessings Queen,
Let me first humbly thank you for taking the time to learn more about S.A.S.S. Inc. Your interest in S.A.S.S. Inc. is warmly appreciated. I've been asked by many people what made me start S.A.S.S. Inc. and where this passion to serve the Mothers in my community comes from? I figured this was the perfect time to truly explain myself.
For quite some time I had a reoccurring vision that I was meant to be more involved with my community. I'll admit at first, I didn't know what my community involvement would look like; I didn't belong to one specific community because I had not established roots anywhere. Nevertheless, I continued to have this vision and before I had my beautiful daughter, I actively sought out ways to give back to my community whether it was participating in social demonstrations, advocating for health care for all, walking for a cause that was dear to my heart such as the American Suicide Foundation and the National MS Society, feeding the homeless with my church or passionately working as Case Manager serving vulnerable populations committed to serving the needs of individuals with serious and persistent mental illnesses, co-occurring disorders, and homeless populations. I knew that I wanted to be involved in my community and although I couldn't give monetarily, I knew I could use what God had already given me; my voice, my legs, my hands, and my passion to help others become their best selves.
However, for some time, I felt this nudge in my spirit to do more, to do more than walk, to do more than march while screaming for change, to do more than advocate for those who couldn't. I ignored the feeling for a while, I had gotten comfortable with my position in the background and behind the computer screen. I was convinced that I wasn't the right person to start something let alone lead that organization to impact change but as time went on that nudge in my spirit grew stronger and in February 2019, I started Strong Attitudes Supporting Sistahs. I initially started S.A.S.S as an informal way for Mothers to come together to receive peer-led support and build friendships with the Mothers in their community. I had the vision, I had the passion but I didn't know how to execute it and after what I felt was a complete failure I walked away from it and honestly, the minute that I walked away from that nudge in my spirit returned only growing stronger the more I ignored it. It was in that moment that I recognized that S.AS.S. is my calling, it is not only how I will get more involved and give back to my community but it is the way that I will as my favorite quote by Mahatma Gandhi puts it "be the change I want to see in the world."
In 2020, I had decided that it was not enough to start an informal meetup group and that is why I have rebranded S.AS.S. Inc. to become a non-profit in Prince George's County, MD. In May 2020, we officially became Strong Attitudes Supporting Sistahs, Inc., a month letter we became recognized as a 501(c) 3 non-profit. S.A.S.S. Inc. is an initiative dedicated to providing new and expecting Mothers from low-income households with accessible community resources and peer-support. It is our goal at S.A.S.S. Inc. to provide a warm and transparent environment for Mothers to feel supported, loved, and valued while providing the highest quality of resources and peer support delivered with care, thoughtfulness, and understanding. It is my belief that with access to essential resources and stronger perceived support that Mothers can lead to healthier, productive lives for themselves and their children.
I cannot wait to see the impact S.A.S.S. Inc. will have on Mothers and I hope that you will join me on this journey and a heartfelt thank you for all of your support thus far.
Stay blessed and enlightened
Founder of Strong Attitudes Supporting Sistahs, Inc.
"I want them to see a mother who loves them dearly, who invests in them, but who also invests in herself." -Michelle Obama
S.A.S.S is dedicated to improving the lives of new and expecting Mothers of low-income households through holistic peer support and providing access to the essential resources in their community they feel they need to thrive. We believe that with the proper resources and stronger support, Mothers will improve their overall wellness and raise healthier productive lives for their children.
Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre
At S.A.S.S. Inc. we are committed to providing essential resources, guidance, and peer-support to low-income mothers.