Abide Womens Health Services

The help she needs...holistic, accessible, evidence-based and free from judgment.

Dallas, TX   |  www.abidewomen.org

Mission

Abide Women's Health Services exists to improve birth outcomes in communities with the lowest quality of care by offering healthcare and complimentary services that are easily accessible, holistic, evidence based and free from judgment.

Ruling year info

2018

Co-founder & Executive Director

Cessilye Renee Smith

Main address

P.O. Box 152243

Dallas, TX 75215 USA

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EIN

82-3303040

NTEE code info

Reproductive Health Care Facilities and Allied Services (E40)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Women's Rights (R24)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Easy Access Clinic

We believe that every woman deserves access to quality care to sustain a health pregnancy. We also believe that every woman should have accessibility to birth on her terms along with the education and support to birth safely. Abide WHS seeks to provide access to prenatal and post-natal support for all women in need of care.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Ethnic and racial groups

At Abide we are currently offering prenatal care on a minimal basis to any woman in need. Prenatal and postnatal care. We also contract out midwifery services on a need basis.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Ethnic and racial groups

Abide current offers free childbirth education to anyone in need and through partnerships will local maternity homes.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Laction support group for breastfeeding/cheastfeeding individuals.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Infants and toddlers

Where we work

Accreditations

Easy Access Clinic 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of patient consultations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, Social and economic status

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goals include:
Reducing infant and maternal mortality rates
Reducing pre-term birth rates
Increasing babies' birth weight
Increasing breastfeeding rates
Increasing the number of Black midwives and birth workers of color

We intend to open a birth and collective care center.

To provide a place of rest and resistance, that gives birth to restoration for Black, Indigenous & People of Color by offering childbirth services, education, training and student housing in a communal environment for individuals and families seeking Collective Care.

We are fully confident that, provided we receive the funding, we will achieve our goal of breaking ground on our birth and collective care center.

In 2021, we had the grand opening of our easy access clinic in south Dallas. As of January 2022, we are 12% of the way to reaching $2,500,000 by the end of 2022 for our Birth and Collective Care Center.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve BIPOC individuals of varying ages throughout Dallas county and surrounding areas.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Abide Womens Health Services

Board of directors
as of 1/13/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Roselle Tenorio

Texas Women's Foundation

Term: 2020 - 2020


Board co-chair

Sharifa Stevens

Esther Villareal

Rhyan Brown

Savahna Brown

Texas Women's Foundation

Smitha Dante

Southwestern Health Resources

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/13/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/13/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.