Aims to empower Black women and girls to build and sustain healthy lives

Dane County’s first Black Women’s health and wellness center officially opened on Feb. 1 as supporters stood elbow-to-elbow to celebrate the momentous occasion. Lisa Peyton-Caire, the Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness founder, along with dozens of community members, partners and supporters filled the Black Women’s Wellness Center, located at 6601 Grand Teton Plaza in Suite A2 on Madison’s west side.

The foundation began in 2011 with a mission to help women transform their own lives and disrupt health disparities facing black women. The center is a years-long dream realized. The new center will allow the foundation to continue its work of serving Black women, while offering programs such as fitness and nutrition classes, yoga and, a sisterhood support system.

The center, filled with African charm and elegance, is also dedicated in the memory of Peyton-Caire’s mother who died at 64 years old from congestive heart failure. Since then, Peyton-Caire has devoted herself to support women in their health journey and to disrupt the disparities that affect the health outcomes of black women.