San Francisco Launches Program to Provide Pregnant Black Women with $1K

Women’s health matters! The City of San Francisco has implemented a new pilot program named ”Abundant Birth Project,” which aims to fight disparities in health outcomes for pregnant Black and Pacific Island residents. The project focuses on basic income to women during pregnancy and after giving birth. About 150 low-income and middle-income pregnant women will be provided a monthly stipend for $1,000 a month for six months after birth. Announced last Monday by San Francisco Mayor London Breed, the program is in partnership with Expecting Justice, a Black-led birth justice initiative. This is…

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