Pregnant with Possibilities Resource Center provides culturally competent sexual health education, perinatal support, tools and techniques that equip individuals to overcome barriers to give birth to their goals. Our programs and services are research-based, reflect best practices, and are designed by Black women for Black teens and women who live in Cleveland and its southeast suburbs. All services are free and confidential.
Pregnant with Possibilities Resource Center (PPRC), has been present since 2015 and our mission is to enable young women in Northeast Ohio to realize their full potential. Our mission is achieved by creating community partnerships, offering supportive programs, mentorship and character development. For the past four years we’ve had the pleasure of serving within the community. Most recently we opened our doors for the community to walk into our facility for resources, classes and workshops, and new or used baby items.
The Endless Possibilities Program research-based curriculum is an enjoyable, engaging, and interactive ten-session program for young ladies in grades 6-12. The program aims to prevent premature pregnancies, AIDS, and STDs, while addressing the challenges of academic success, relationships, self-esteem, and peer pressure.
Our 13-session research-based M.O.M program is designed to help women who are pregnant or are up to 12 months postpartum. Women meet as a group, twice a week with a trained trauma-informed facilitator, to create a plan for life that produces an overall healthy emotional, mental, and physical well-being.
The Afterparty is a yearlong program that brings M.O.M Program Alumni together to build a tribe of support, accountability, and resources. The program consists of monthly mentoring, bi-monthly workshops, incentives for goals and strategic family planning. The aim is to decrease toxic stress, infant mortality and subsequent pregnancies while increasing self-awareness and goal accomplishment. This powerful series addresses the cycles of systemic racism, while offering real solutions to break barriers that have bound women to patterns of generational cycles.
The Mommy and Me Ball presented by Pregnant with Possibilities Resource Center is an annual fundraiser created to increase bonding, communication and community amongst families. 2020 was a WILD year, so join us for an evening filled with dancing, dinner, karaoke, panel discussion on “staying connected in chaos”, memories and many more WILD surprises.
We welcome mom’s, grandma’s, guardians, special women and children (boys & girls) of all ages.
Sunday September 19, 2021
Royal Welcome: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Main event starts promptly at 3:30p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
10808 Granger Road
Garfield Heights, OH 44125
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Royal Welcome
Activities Include:karaoke, pamper suite, photos, reading nook, scavenger hunt, silent auction bidding and vendor tables.
3:45 p.m – Wild Performance
Mayne Attraction Studios
3:50 p.m- Welcome to the Main Event
January Keaton – 3News Reporter
4:00 p.m- Prayer / Dinner
4:20 p.m – Panel Discussion- Staying Connected in Chaos
WKYC News Channel 3 Anchor
Certified Brain & Master Health Coach
Maria is a Certified Brain and Master Health Coach. Maria believes food can be medicine when used properly. Within her own family, the proper use of food has cured numerous diseases. Her husband had high blood pressure, constant headaches, and aches and pains from playing football in the NFL. Maria was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and her children suffered from ADHD, eczema, asthma, and leaky gut. All of this is gone with making simple, slow changes to the 4 pillars of health.
She has helped hundreds of families get started on their journey to better health and lives each day wanting to help more and more! Her plans are simple yet effective and she believes in making changes slowly so that they last!
MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP Vice President, Talent Acquisition Manager
LaToya has been a valuable team member of Fifth Third Bank for 22 years. She has the responsibility for attracting, acquiring, and advancing top diverse talent into the bank and leads a team of Talent Acquisition Consultants for Bancorp.
LaToya is actively involved in the community with organizations including EL Barrio Job Readiness Program, Dress for Success and Y.O.U. LaToya is very philanthropic; she is a founding member of a Giving Circle, Our Hope, Our Future. She has received professional development accolades from Kaleidoscope Magazine’s Forty/Forty Club, Crain’s HR Leader Finalist, Women of Color Stephanie Tubbs Jones Courage Award, CSU Link Distinguished Alumni, The Girls Scout of N.E. Ohio Women of Distinction, NAACP Unsung Hero Community Award and Cleveland Bridge Builder just to name a few. Additionally, she serves on many boards including The United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland Bessie’s Angel’s, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing FSS, DNA Rising and Cuyahoga County Workforce.
Lastly, she has served a Volunteer Chair on a huge traveling exhibit project called “The Soul of Philanthropy”. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta and Eta Phi Beta Sororities. In addition, she is an Intimacy/Life Coach and Founder of Eros Heart, LLC. Additionally, she was a part-time Adjunct Professor at Tri-C and Cleveland State University. She is a die heart Clevelander along with her husband Brandon and two children Bryce and Brielle.
BSW, C-CHW Certified Mother-Daughter Coach and CEO of Mended Inc. Foundation and Mended Relationships LLC
Tierra has become a beacon of hope for women across the nation. She is most known for her trailblazing advocacy for healthy Mother-Daughter relationships, during a time when such conversations were taboo. Tierra’s work was birthed after embarking on a personal healing journey; finding mental and spiritual freedom she never knew existed. Helping families heal their emotional and generational trauma is what fills her cup. Tierra’s message can be experienced through the Mended Inc Podcast, her book, “Our Perfect Chaos” and her Mother-Daughter Coaching Practice.
Licensed Independent Social Worker, LICDC-CS
Samantha is currently the clinical director at Bellefaire, JCB, owner of The Center for Behavioral Health, and adjunct faculty member at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. She has been a practicing clinician working with adolescents and families for over 20 years. Her clinical focus is on evidenced based treatment to treat suicidal and self-harming behaviors and trauma.
Toya Owens-Hodge is a Licensed Social Worker specializing in the treatment of children, adults, and families. With over 15 years of experience, Ms. Owens-Hodge utilizes research-based interventions in order to teach clients effective solutions. Ms. Owens-Hodge considers a holistic approach when working with individuals and families. Additionally, Ms. Owens-Hodge has a keen knowledge in the areas of school law and is experienced at developing school-based, as well as home-based interventions. Ms. Owens-Hodge is also very adept at helping families manage the adjustments necessary post-divorce. Ms. Owens-Hodge is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, Mandell School of Applied Social Sciences
5:00 p.m. – Live Petting Zoo
5:30 p.m. – All entertainment events open
Activities Include:caricature artist, dancing, karaoke, pamper suite, photos, reading nook, scavenger hunt, silent auction bidding and vendor tables.
7:30 p.m. – Silent Auction winners announced
We are excited to present our sponsorship plans for our Annual Mommy & Me Ball. Mothers have a primary role in shaping children’s success, values and character. However, studies show that women and children born into impoverished circumstances are at a greater disadvantage of basic human needs being exceeded. The Mommy & Me Ball is a high energy affair that cultivates relationships between mothers, grandparents, guardians and children of all ages. We empower all to excel by encouraging healthy decisions and improving birth outcomes in the communities we serve.
Pregnant with Possibilities Resource Center is one of the emerging “Black-led and Black-serving” social service and healthcare organizations in Cleveland that is confronting the racial disparities in Black women’s maternal health. Here’s a quick overview of our efforts over the last 7 years.
Pregnant with Possibilities Resource Center was incorporated
PPRC served 18 teen Moms with prenatal support services in CMSD
1st Mommy & Me Ball hosted 150 attendees
2nd Mommy & Me Ball hosted 275 attendees
Open resource center in Maple Heights. 3rd Mommy & Me Ball hosted 350 attendees
PPRC served over 350 families with essential Items.
Expanded capacity to serve 150 parental clients per year..
Celebrate the 4th Annual Mommy and Me Ball by placing your business advertisement in our program booklet.
Reach an audience of over 300 families.
We provide an opportunity for mothers and children to have fun together with dancing, reading, entertainment, and food.
We incorporate these activities as a natural way to help children and their mothers see each other in a new environment, appreciate each other’s talents and personalities, and connect in a more extensive way, while building bonds together and with other community moms and children.
16004 Broadway Ave Suite 203 Maple Heights, OH 44137