Who We Are

All Brown Girl consultants bring experience and insights from real-life experiences with homelessness, hunger, trauma, and system-involvement. We bring a grounded perspective to your organization and staff teams. Our specializations and life experiences literally inform our curiosity, attitude, and the seriousness that we bring to partnering with you and the communities that you serve.

Brown Girl Healing is a team of specialists who have spent decades working in the community to humbly serve. We get it. That’s why we extend our specializations to support organizations and professionals to heal in various ways.

Healing our bodies allows us to serve more deeply and effectively. Healing organizational chaos by looking at practices will also advance staff teams and the communities that they serve.

Dr. Vélez is an applied researcher with 16-years of experience partnering with nonprofit community-based organizations, universities, schools, and government agencies on strategy, quality assurance, evaluation, and process design. She coordinates all consulting projects, matching the best Brown Girl consultant for your needs.

We are a Purpose-Driven Group

Our Values

Collaboration: Advance impact with an authentic, shared vision and strategy.

Equity: Creatively meet needs to address historical, widespread social trauma.

Rigor: Boldly move forward with quality data and processes.

Humility: Elevate the work of community leaders.

Our Mission

We celebrate your current strengths and then innovate with you for advancing social equity.

Our Philanthropy

We support nonprofit community-based organizations in advancing their transformative powers. Every day, we wake up in gratitude for what we get to do in the world with talented, strong professionals working on social inequity. And every year, we advance how we give back.

1 | Free Assistance.

We give free tools and materials to professionals and organizations through 2 Tips and other curated, free tools for professionals and community-based organizations. Sign-up on the homepage to access tools we don’t share anywhere else.
We curate and build these with love. 

2 |  We donate cash to local community organizations.

We find at least three annual fundraisers to support, including a Giving Tuesday option. 

3 |  We offer pro bono services to community organizations.

Once-a-year, we partner closely with an organization on a consulting project. Use the form below to submit an organization for this opportunity. The annual deadline is December 15 with announcements on January 10.

Next Steps

If you’re ready to find out how Brown Girl Healing can help you and your organization achieve greater impact, check-out our services.