The Matrescence Center is...

A community of health and wellness designed specifically for mothers of color.

Here, we support and uplift one another, fight for reproductive justice, and take the time to care for ourselves.

Why does the Matrescence Center exist?

We created the Matrescence Center to tackle the growing crisis of Black and Brown mothers and babies in Kansas suffering from preventable health complications in pregnancy/childbirth. We are leading the fight for change while supporting Black and Brown mothers & babies. As a member, you will be part of a community of mothers who are supporting one another and working collectively to make our voices heard.

Members receive access to our exclusive wellness services at The Matrescence Center including…

Meditation + Mutual Aid

As a member, you can book your own private appointment for a relaxing custom meditation session (45 minutes) in our “Zen Den” meditation room. Your session will be followed by an individual mutual aid appointment (15 minutes) to pick up a bundle of baby or maternity items that we put together just for you. Appointments are available during the daytime, on evenings and on weekends to fit your busy schedule.

Self-care saturdays

Once a month, we’ll get together for a come-and-go members only events centering our members’ self-care. We’ll be hosting events like DIY facials, a paint n’ sip sessions, mental wellness workshops and other self-care activities to nourish your innermost wellbeing. We all NEED and deserve some pampering, so pull up a chair and join us, sis!


We host workshops on a variety of topics to boost your health and well-being. Want to learn about cloth diapering, gentle parenting, meditation, birth, postpartum belly binding, or something else related to pregnancy or parenting? Join us. Members always receive complementary tickets and early notification of upcoming workshops.

Parent circles

We host a General Parent Circle, a Postpartum Parent Circle, a Breastfeeding Circle, and Pregnancy Circles with due date groups. This is your chance to make mom friends and talk about all of the things we go through. Want a village? Come build and be part of ours!

Interested in becoming a member? 
Read about how to qualify and apply for membership below!


Who qualifies for membership?
Mothers who are pregnant or have children under age 4
belong to one of the following groups that experience health disparities: 
  • Black or African-American
  • Non-white Chicano or Hispanic
  • Native American (tribal member)
  • Immigrant or Refugee of Color
Do you meet the qualifications? 

Applications are reviewed weekly, but generally take 7-10 business days. Want to join faster? Come to the Matrescence Center Monday-Thursday from 9-noon or 1-5 and apply in person. Have a question about your application? Call 316-258-4254

Member Application
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