February 2015 ADVOCATES FOR WOMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES
IN THIS ISSUE
National President Greeting In 1974 during the Fourth Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Weekend, 14 spirited women met in a hotel and organized a forum to articulate the needs and concerns of Black women and children. Led by Dr. Arnita Young Boswell, these women formed the National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc. Today, the National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc. (NHBW, Inc.) has not only become the voice of all women and their families but have evolved into community advocates. Through community-based health and human service initiatives, promoting projects to improve lives, preparing women for leadership, advocating for community improvement, and providing scholarships - NHBW, Inc. has become a recognized name within many communities.
Initiatives NHBW, Inc. has vowed to support causes such as literacy, domestic violence, and mental health. READING FOR LIFE The Reading for Life initiative has provided thousands of books to families since its inception in 2010. Today, NHBW, Inc. has
opened 28 reading rooms and corners in various chapter states.
Happy 40th Anniversary! How blessed are we to be together again entering into the year 2015.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE NHBW, Inc. is tackling domestic violence by providing workshops to men, women, and teens. The goal is to provide prevention education and resources to all Teens Overcoming Pressure (TOP) As part of the domestic violence initiative, the TOP program aims to educate teens on how to identify healthy versus unhealthy relationships and identify early warning signs of abusive relationships. It is NHBW, Inc.â€™s goal to promote healthy relationships while reducing the incidence of teen dating violence.
2015 Annual Meeting Join NHBW, Inc. in beautiful Orlando, Florida, April 16th thru 19th at the Rosen Ce
MENTAL HEALTH Mental health challenges continue to affect the African American community at an alarming rate. NHBW, Inc. is working with health professionals to help educate communities of the prevalence, attitudes, and treatment available for mental health.
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NHBW, Inc. February Issue Celebrating 40 years of Service