Last Newsletter of 2022

Last Newsletter of 2022

Our executive team attended Viola’s House’s Inaugural Black Tie Gala! Fun times were had and they all looked smashing.

This is our last newsletter of 2022!

There’s one last thing we’ll be sending to you before the year is out: a year-in-review reflection from our CEO. So stay tuned!

Program Updates and Highlights

For updates on our Childbirth Education program, we’re excited to announce Krystle Thomas, our Client Resource Specialist, is now a Childbirth Educator! She taught her first class this month and we’re so proud of her!Krystle and our Lead Midwife, Kennasha Jones, are also prepped and ready to start Supportive Pregnancy Care by March of Dimes in full swing in 2023!Finally, one of our other incredible midwives, LaQuita Brazile, graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing! She’s on her way to becoming a Certified Nurse Midwife and we couldn’t be more proud of her!

Abide in the Community

December 3rd was a dazzling night for members of our team.

Our executive team attended Viola’s House’s Inaugural Black Tie Gala! Fun times were had and they all looked smashing.
Read about the event by visiting our CEO’s Instagram.

At the Viola's House Inaugural Black Tie Gala. From left to right: Chrystal Bernard, Thana Hickman, Cessilye Smith, Lenita Dunlap, Prinscilla Moore, Paige Jackson

Meanwhile, Tiffany Washington, our Donor Relations Specialist, and Krystle Thomas, our Client Resource Specialist, attended the Not My Son Gala. Tiffany shares her reflection on the event:

“It was a beautiful evening and an honor to be in a room with community partners and supporters who share the love of South Dallas, and marginalized people. Not my Son DFW is a Black women led organization, that serves the South and East Dallas community, providing resources and support where there is a need. They do this through Civic Enagagment, Social Acitivism and Community Engagement. Since its conception in June 2020, Tramonica Brown, Founder of Not My Son, supporters, and partners have proudly served and impacted over 10,000 residents in the DFW area through their various initiatives. The injustice is that our communities need organizations and partners like Not My Son, the beauty is in the number of people and organizations partnering together to rise up against the injustices our communities are facing! Congratulations are definitely in order to Tramonica for a beautiful and successful gala honoring the very important work of Dallas community partners and leaders.”
At the Not My Son Gala. From left to right: Tiffany Washington, Tramonica Brown, and Krystle Thomas

This month, we also participated in the 7th Annual Jungle Bells Event hosted by United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. We had an absolute blast and had the opportunity to connect with so many families as well as share our goodies and information about our resources. Click here to see the highlights!

Upcoming Events

01/16/23 - MLK Day Parade

We will be walking and representing in the MLK Day parade. Come join us!! Click here for more info.

Interested in volunteering with Abide at one of our events? Email!

From the Executive Team

Lenita, our Vice President of Operations, shares her thoughts on her work with Abide since joining us full time in June:

“Watching the clinic team serve makes me go harder in my role as VP of Operations. The way they pour out to the community warms my heart. I’m reminded how the Abide team volunteered their time during my first week of work to help out victims of the apartment fire. It was all hands on deck — after their work shifts, they came and worked in the community to serve as needed, packing lunches, passing out food and clothes, or helping with the relocation efforts. From that point, I knew this particular team is special and I’m honored to serve their needs in operations.”

Here’s to 2023!! Happy Holidays!

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