Who We ARE
TabiMOMS is dedicated to eradicating barriers to access of the mental and behavioral health systems that have systematically and historically excluded communities. We seek to meet the needs and advance overall wellness and outcomes for families of adolescent and transitional aged youth (ages 16 to 25) with a mental health diagnosis who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), single parent (guardian) households, LGBTQIA2S+ who are impacted by foster care and/or the criminal justice systems.
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.” — Alice Walker.
At TabiMOMS, we hold the following values:
Equality: We believe that everyone deserves equal access to mental and behavioral health services.
Integrity: We operate with transparency and honesty, putting the needs of our community first.
Empathy: We prioritize understanding and empathy towards all individuals and their experiences, regardless of their background or experiences.
Collaboration: We work collaboratively with individuals, families, communities, and organizations to create positive change.
Education: We believe in educating individuals and families empowers them to take control of their mental and behavioral health.
Inclusion: We will ensure individuals, families and communities are recognized, respected and empowered, free of judgment.
Diversity: We believe the cultivation of experiences will guide our organization with the services and support that best reflects the needs of the individual, family and community.
How Do We Help?
We envision implementing unbiased, approachable crisis models that will reflect a level of response and intervention that is most appropriate.
TabiMOMS will aid families of transitional aged youth to identify, screen and assist with the assessment of cultural affirming mental health, wellness and social support services.
Through collaborative efforts, TabiMOMS and aligned community partners, will provide outreach services with care and dignity to populations that have been historically marginalized and left experiencing multiple barriers to care and treatment. Our alliance will respond with a relevant crisis after care plan that will be managed as it incorporates a process of destabilization and follow up care with specified multidisciplinary team members.
Recognizing how the associated trauma, lack of resources and overall effect of such experiences has on households, TabiMOMS will put forward the necessary resources to directly support sustainable growth and equality for impacted families.
"All of us are put in boxes by our family, by our religion, by our society, our moment in history, even our own bodies. Some people have the courage to break free.”— Geena Rocero
Meet the Founder: Courtney Davis
Courtney is a mother, sister, friend, community advocate, community researcher, and the vision behind TabiMOMS. TabiMOMS was created based on her personal experience navigating the mental/behavioral health systems in her community on behalf of her child, Tabitha (nicknamed “Tabi”). Their journey, which included limited access to the mental and behavioral health resources within the community, brought about feelings of inadequacy as a single parent and being criminalized when exploring support and care for her child. Their journey exposed the realization that families and communities that systematically and historically have been marginalized, continue to face significant barriers to accessing care.
TabiMOMS Board of Directors
Born and raised in San Francisco, Courtney graduated with her B.A. in Criminal Justice from San Francisco State University and is currently in the Counseling Psychology Graduate Program at Golden Gate University. Though most of her work background is in the legal field, she made the shift into non-profit health care due to the mission-driven focus and personal experience. "Realizing this journey was not going to be easy, I allowed the pain and challenges experienced when seeking care and support for my child and family, to lead rather than consume me. My hope is to use my voice as a tool to inspire other single parents/guardians to build a movement that will force systems to be equitable, morally and culturally competent" she said.
R. Shay Miles
Shay’s primary love language is service, which is why she passionately uses her expertise to transform communities. For her hometown of Vallejo, California, Shay brings a wealth of passion and experience to TabiMOMS. With over 20 years as a champion for community advancement and over 10 years marketing corporate social responsibility, her background ranges from working with community developers to small and large nonprofit organizations to a Fortune 500 enterprise. Shay studied at Harvard Business School where she received a certificate in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Cornell University where she received a certificate in Women's Entrepreneurship, graduated from University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing, and is currently studying at Stanford University's Innovation & Entrepreneurship (SI&E) Program. She is motivated to offer her vision, strategies, and resources to help achieve the mission and milestones of TabiMOMS
Jasmine graduated with a Master of Science in Marriage and Family therapy and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Couples and family therapy at Alliant University. She has 10 years of experience in mental health treatment with the last 7 years focused on providing psychiatric inpatient care. Jasmine is excited to work with an organization that is breaking down treatment barriers and sharing her expertise in navigating the mental health world!
TabiMOMS Advisory Board
Sedella is a passionate advocate for women and children’s rights and has worked at the state and national level to ensure child welfare policies are equitable and centered on positive outcomes for foster youth. She is committed to providing education and policy resources to communities so that they can harness their own power and strength to influence public opinion and government action. She previously worked for a corporate foundation where she coordinated grantmaking and foundation relations. Sedella holds a BA in literature and world languages from the University of Arkansas.