‘We’ve got what you need’: Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness celebrates grand opening

By Abigail Becker, The Cap Times

After using different spaces around the community for about eight years, Lisa Peyton-Caire, her Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness and the women they serve in Madison and Dane County have a permanent place to call home.

Peyton-Caire and dozens of community members, partners and supporters filled the welcoming Black Women’s Wellness Center at 6601 Grand Teton Plaza in Suite A2 on the city’s west side. The foundation began in 2011 and aims to help women transform their own lives and disrupt health disparities facing black women.

“Today we can say, ‘Come over to the center. We’ve got what you need,’” Peyton-Caire, founding CEO and president, said at the grand opening ceremony Saturday.

The center is a physical manifestation and a years-long evolution of Peyton-Caire’s work that she began in 2011 after moving to Madison. At that time, she hosted the first Black Women’s Wellness Day in Madison and created the foundation. Read more …