CHAMPS South COMMUNITIES

While CHAMPS South is completed, work in Mississippi continues.
​Click to view the current Mississippi CHAMPS work.

Project Status: Completed
Period: August 2014 through July 2017

REACHING OUR SISTERS
EVERYWHERE (ROSE)

Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE) is a member network that was founded to address breastfeeding disparities and aims to improve health equity among people of color nationwide through culturally competent training, education, advocacy and support. With a focus on increasing breastfeeding initiation and duration rates, ROSE seeks to normalize breastfeeding by providing resources and networking opportunities for individuals and communities.

In 2016, ROSE partnered with CHAMPS to open its first Baby Café (TM) in Atlanta, GA.

ROSE hosts Community Transformer Training in various locations to train women to become ROSE Community Transformer Breastfeeding Peer Counselors. Visit the ROSE website or the CHAMPS Training page for more information and the upcoming training schedule.

MISSISSIPPI BABY CAFÉS (TM)

CHAMPS DELTA HILLS BABY CAFÉ

The FIRST Baby Café (TM) in Mississippi opened on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 and will be open every Wednesday (with the exception of holidays) from 11am – 2pm at the ​Washington County Health Department (1633 Hospital Street, Greenville, MS 38701).

Please contact Maggie Allen, Lactation Consultant (662-394-0010) or Tawanda Logan-Hurt, District Breastfeeding Coordinator (662) 455-9429 for more information.

CROSSROADS BABY CAFÉ

A new Baby Café (TM) in Mississippi opened on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 and will be open every Wednesday (with the exception of holidays) from 11am – 2pm at Merit Health Northwest, Flowers Wing (1970 Hospital Drive, Clarksdale, MS).

Please contact Chelesa Presley, CLE (662) 609-0707 or Rose Huddleston, CLC (662) 571-9946 for more information.

LOUISIANA BABY CAFÉS (TM)

CHAMPS NOLA BABY CAFÉ

The first Baby Café (TM) in Louisiana opened on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Open hours are every Wednesday (with the exception of holidays) from 10am – 2pm at the ​Earhart Center (Suite I. 2nd floor) 4747 Earhart Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70125 – come visit!

CHAMPS NOLA BABY CAFÉ
WESTBANK

The “CHAMPS NOLA Baby Café Westbank” in Gretna, Louisiana opened on May 2nd, 2017.

This Baby Café is located at Crescent City WIC & Healthy Start, 429 Wall Blvd Suite #7, Gretna Blvd, Louisiana, 70056.

Open hours are on Wednesdays from 8:30am to 11:30am.