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 Black 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 failed mission, I walked away from it all 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.A.S.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 host an informal meetup group for Black Mothers, with the help of a small group of dedicated Black Mothers, we rebranded, and in June 2020, we became recognized as a 501(c) 3 non-profit. S.A.S.S. Inc. is a women-led initiative, we are committed to connecting new and expecting Black Mothers to essential community resources and providing holistic peer support to Single Black Mothers in the DMV area. It is our goal at S.A.S.S. Inc. to provide a warm and transparent environment for Single Black 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 our belief that with access to essential resources and stronger perceived support that Black 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 Black 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. Inc. is dedicated to improving the lives of Single Black Mothers by connecting new and expecting mothers to essential community resources and providing holistic peer support. 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 connecting new and expecting black mothers to essential community resources and providing holistic peer support to single black mothers in the DMV area.