The Women's Services Unit

We Have Your Back

Contact: Radhika Sahai at rsahai@sachr.org Ext. 100

or Chariee Ice at cice@sachr.org Ext. 121

SACHR has been designated as a Birth Justice Defender Hub for the Bronx.

The Women’s Services Unit (WSU) is about women helping women.  The goal is to create a safe haven where members know that the other women have their back. The WSU helps women take charge of their lives by introducing education and information that strengthens their communication and leadership skills. This includes the Persistent Women Program and Women in Power Group. Persistent Women is a women’s only program that helps participants self-advocate in all their relationships, especially intimate ones.

This program is aimed at anyone who identifies as a woman and engages in high risk behavior and/or is living with HIV/AIDs. Our goal is to provide women with the resources to empower themselves and self advocate in their own lives.

SACHR has been designated as a Birth Justice Defender Hub for the Bronx.

The Women’s Services Unit (WSU) is about women helping women.  The goal is to create a safe haven where members know that the other women have their back. The WSU helps women take charge of their lives by introducing education and information that strengthens their communication and leadership skills. This includes the Persistent Women Program and Women in Power Group. Persistent Women is a women’s only program that helps participants self-advocate in all their relationships, especially intimate ones.

This program is aimed at anyone who identifies as a woman and engages in high risk behavior and/or is living with HIV/AIDs. Our goal is to provide women with the resources to empower themselves and self advocate in their own lives.

What To Expect

Counselors help members determine needs, set clear goals, and connect with community resources that help them achieve those goals. Women-in-Power is a women’s only leadership-building support group in which staff focuses on leadership and skill-building exercises. The curriculum covers topics like self-care, financial empowerment, and safe drug and sexual practices.

The Bronx Birth Justice Defender Hub

We are pleased to announce that as of June 2019 St. Ann’s Corner of Harm Reduction has been appointed as the Birth Justice Defender Hub for the Bronx. For the past thirty years SACHR has been known for its holistic non-judgmental quality access to health resources to those living at the margins – people with illicit drug use, living with HIV or Hepatitis C, or experiencing homelessness and poverty.

Register for Birth Justice Events

We offer ongoing services that are open to the public about reproductive rights, health tips, etc. and quarterly wellness events that offer networking and educational opportunities.

Sign up today to receive updates and announcements about our upcoming sessions.

Now, we are becoming a hub for those interested in defending the human right to respectful, safe, and quality care during the birthing experience regardless of race, economic class or substance use history. Our goal is to recruit and collaborate with like-minded individuals both at a professional and community based level to engage in monthly meetings along with quarterly events/trainings provided by SACHR. There are no qualifications to become a birth justice defender and we welcome all to join us in becoming a part of this new initiative.

Tragically, there is a history of mistrust between many community members and some healthcare providers. This often translates into higher morbidity rates for women of color and other minorities. We work to help inform women about their reproductive rights, offer them support and educational resources, and assist them in navigating the system. Our hub also provides a place to discuss issues surrounding pregnancy and drug use.