PSS created the Black Mother’s Emergency Fund to support Single Black women and Black women serving as safety plans for abused and neglected children. We also offer scholarships for Black women to become licensed Doulas and crowdsource micro-grants to help pay for these services in at-risk counties. Alabama’s Black women are four times more likely […]
PSS is a co-founder of the Alabama Moves Coalition. AL Moves is a Coalition of Black led organizations with a mission to protect, support and sustain Black Alabamians on the frontlines of Black liberation. In July, 2021 Representative Allen Treadaway pre-filed an Anti-Riot bill in response to Black led sustained protests post the George Floyd […]
PSS serves North AL by improving access to healthcare for Black, Brown and marginalized communities, through the ACA Healthcare.gov Navigator Program. PSS offers support to uninsured individuals by walking them through the daunting task of navigating the Marketplace and Medicaid.
In March 2020, PSS organized a childcare provider-led coalition that was endorsed by the Alabama NAACP, Alabama C.A.R.E (Childcare Centers Advocating for Resources and Equity). The Childcare is disproportionately led by Black women and women in Alabama. Many of them do not earn a living wage. Moreover, childcare represents one of the largest sectors for […]
PSS offers racial justice trainings for local organizations in exchange for a donation. Contact us to schedule a workshop that is tailored to your needs.
We host a community celebration of Juneteenth each year. Our 2019 celebration occurred next to the Confederate monument outside of the county courthouse. Community members stood as “living monuments” to racial justice in response to white supremacy.
We have been working to contextualize the Confederate monument that stands in in front of the Lauderdale County Courthouse since 2017. Join us as we advocate for the removal and relocation of this racist monument to the Soldier’s Rest portion of the Florence City Cemetery. One step toward dismantling racism is the removal of symbols […]
Documenting Black Life The Shoals Black History Project began in 2017 as a community-sourced digital archive for local Black history. Community members have contributed more than a thousand newspaper articles, photographs, letters, yearbooks, and oral histories that helped to tell a larger story about Black life in the Shoals. We have also created an educators’ […]