When Black Women’s Blueprint purchased their Sistas Van in 2019, their original plan was to use it as a mobile healing unit that would help survivors of sexual violence access support, healing, and reproductive care. But when the COVID-19 pandemic began, Black Women’s Blueprint saw that there was an increased need for essential supplies like food, clothes, and hygiene products, so the Sistas Van shifted their services to meet the immediate needs of their community.
In the second episode of our COVID-19 and Health Equity series, NSVRC’s Louie Marven talks with Sadé Swift, Sista’s Van Coordinator, about how Sistas Van adapted in the wake of COVID-19 in order to meet their community’s needs.
Louie Marven, Training Specialist at NSVRC
Sadé Swift, Sistas Van Coordinator at Black Women’s Blueprint