social advocacy

At Spiritual Boss Chick we aspire to advance social policy that empower the lives of women across the world. It is our goal to promote positive change and eliminate social, economic and environmental injustice in systems, legislation and practices that effect individuals impacted by the following areas.

 
 
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domestic violence

Domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic abuse or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship. 

Domestic violence does not discriminate. Anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender can be a victim – or perpetrator – of domestic violence. 

Domestic violence includes behaviors that physically harm, arouse fear, prevent a partner from doing what they wish or force them to behave in ways they do not want. It includes the use of physical and sexual violence, threats and intimidation, emotional abuse and economic deprivation. Many of these different forms of domestic violence/abuse can be occurring at any one time within the same intimate relationship.

Spiritual Boss Chick is working to better understand what significant contribution it can make to advocating for protection practices experienced by victims of domestic violence.  


Maternal Health Outcomes & Mortality

Maternal mortality is usually defined as the death of a woman during pregnancy or within 42 days after delivery when the cause is directly or indirectly related to pregnancy. The rate of maternal death in the United States is higher than rates in most other high-income countries. This rate has been rising over the past two decades and there are profound racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic inequities in women’s risk of dying during or soon after pregnancy. The reasons for these disparities are poorly understood and undoubtedly complex; they include social determinants of health and biases in care delivery. But, such inequities signal that we can do far better for the most disadvantaged women.

More research is needed to explore the reasons for the United States’ suboptimal and inequitable maternal outcomes. Health in pregnancy affects the long-term well-being of women and their families, and maternal outcomes are a key indicator of a health care system’s effectiveness. Improving maternal outcomes in the United States will require investment and a renewed focus in health care policies.

Spiritual Boss Chick is working to better understand what significant contribution it can make to advocating for healthcare practices that lead to better health outcomes in maternity. 

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homelessness 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released a report that showed there are nearly 554,000 homeless people across the US. While the overall homeless population in California, Oregon and Washington grew by 14 percent over the past two years, the part of that population considered unsheltered climbed 23 percent to 108,000. This is a key issue facing many cities, thus making it a nationwide crisis. The homelessness crisis has reached such a breaking point that cities simply cannot build enough housing to solve the problem on their own.

U.S. homelessness problem is not just about homes—the country is experiencing a deep and worsening poverty crisis. A lot of people in America don't realize they might be two checks, three checks, four checks away from being homeless. The United States is one of the world’s richest, most powerful, and technologically innovative countries; but neither its wealth nor its power nor its technology is being harnessed to address the situation in which 40 million people continue to live in poverty. 

Spiritual Boss Chick is working to better understand what significant contribution it can make to advocating for better living conditions for those experiencing homelessness in the city of Sacramento.