Our Approach

PAUSE Project is built on the five pillars of Prevention, Awareness, Understanding, Support, and Empowerment.



Prevention is the action of stopping something from happening or arising.

PAUSE successfully educates African-American women and adolescents on the importance of mindfulness and the practice of self-care while emphasizing that the absence of both correlate to an increased risk to sexual and mental health.




Awareness is knowledge or perception of a situation or fact.

PAUSE actively seeks best practices and initiates ways to increase self-awareness and sexual and mental health through news articles, journals, and statistics.




Understanding is sympathetic awareness or tolerance.

PAUSE considers the intersectionalities and disparities that impact healthcare equity and equality of African-American women and adolescents on a micro and macro level. Our services focus on achieving the best possible outcome by  pairing research with resources. 




Support is to bear all or part of the weight of; hold up.

PAUSE accepts the ‘sister keeper’ concept and the biblical principle 'love your neighbor as yourself’. Mark 12:31. It’s through such understanding that we foster positive, affirming, and non-judgmental places for information, resources, and support.




Empowerment is the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one's life and claiming one's rights.

PAUSE encourages African-American women and adolescents to reclaim their inner power and experience the life they deserve. Through daily and periodic reminders of affirmation, we encourage  women to establish routine self-care practices to support the best version of oneself.