BBK staff is motivated to change the wellness culture in Richmond! To do this, we foster the forming of healthy habits and mindsets, so that Richmond residents may establish and sustain a healthy environment for themselves and their community.

In addition, we are looking to break mental health stigmas, encourage individuals and families to seek out /create local community support systems and to address the systemic and environmental causes of personal and community trauma.

We partner with families to overcome trauma and other barriers to excellent health so that they may strengthen their ability to support their children, family and community toward healthy, successful development. BBK programs focus specifically on ensuring the well-being of parents and supporting parents to determine long term success for their children.

Program development:
To accomplish all this, we develop programs practicing principles of both a holistic healing and human-centered design approach.

Health and Wellness works to impact the WCCC on three levels: self (self and family), locally (boards and committees) and regionally (policy).


We support families on their journey to self-care, family quality time and parenting education.

Nurturing Parenting/ Crianza Con Cariño: BBK collaborates with partners to provide evidenced based and informed learning opportunities focused on parents/primary caregivers living within Richmond. These sessions incorporate curricula for child(ren)/youth that are aligned with learning objectives for parent participants, creating an ongoing mechanism for mutual learning and reinforcement at home. Classes are free and dinner and developmental child care are provided.

Family Engagement Nights: These fun, free, monthly events are for children, parents, and caregivers. Our goal is to provide safe, enriching spaces for families to spend time together, promote healthy childhood development, and connect with helpful community partners and resources. Each month we feature a different partner who shares information about their services and hosts different crafts, activities and games for participating families.

Women’s Sanctuary: Through our Sanctuary groups we educate, support healing, offer mothers the opportunity to share information, build community and work with moms to develop accessible approaches to maintaining their mental health and that of their families and community. A welcome residual of this work with mothers is that they are also able to attain personal and collective power in a peaceful and stable environment.

Health & Wellness Summer Program: A free seven-week program that provides community directed and evidence-based health programming in Richmond. The focus of the project is to ensure that the children in the neighborhood have access to at least one healthy meal per day, that family members have access to health promoting fitness activities that they can do individually or together as a family and connect with helpful community partners and resources.

We partner with Central Richmond families so that they may strengthen their ability to support their children, family and community.


Sanctuary Group Sessions facilitated



Parenting Class Graduates in 2019



Individuals participated in positive social and emotional development summer playgroups

“I am grateful for the resources that continue to show up to help me be a great parent.”

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Health & Wellness


Health is a state of body. Wellness is a state of being.” J. Stanford

Collaborative Partners

We do this work with the support of our amazing community partners that believe in our focus and our families personal goals