Welcome to Black Mothers Forum

About Us

Our Mission

Get educated and organized to execute a plan of action. 

Our Focus

We are a focused group of dedicated mothers of Black children who have come together to stop the blood shed in our community.  We believe that all children regardless of color, origin or background  have opportunities to fulfill their dreams and preservation of their  lives.

Get Organized

We have many volunteer opportunities.  Any mother can get involved in one of our focus groups.  

  • Peace Keepers - focused on identifying ways to restore positive interactions within the  black community, especially between our black youth and police officers.
  • Peace through Social Development
  • Mothers for Equality - focused on identifying and addressing systems of racism that have  adversely impacted our black children, especially our black sons.
  • F.R.E.E. Prayer Team - focused on praying for healing, deliverance, restoration and renewed hope  within the black community and our interactions with surrounding  communities.
  • Harmony/PTSD Focus Group - focused on the mental health of the  black community, identifying and addressing the misunderstandings within  the black community as it relates to seeking the necessary help to  resolve past and present emotional wounds without judgement, criticism  and/or alienation.

our founder

Janelle Wood

Janelle is a wife and mother of a black son. She has always had a heart for those in need and a passion to build up the people within her community. Janelle is dedicated to ensuring that the lives of our black children, especially our black sons, are protected and given every opportunity to fulfill their God given purpose. 

Janelle earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Economics from Arizona State University and her Masters of Arts degree in Biblical Leadership from Phoenix Seminary. She is the founder of a homeless ministry and served as a teacher, coach, and mentor to women released from prison who want to serve the Lord; restore broken relationships; and become positive influences within their respective communities. Janelle has served as a pastor in the women's prison, various boards of directors, Chief of Staff for the Phoenix City Council, Interim CEO of a women's international leadership development ministry, as well as, provided leadership development training to Christian women leaders from Egypt, Iraq, Jerusalem and Jordan. She is a former member of Valley Leadership and Flinn Brown Civic Leadership, which are organizations that promote community development and growth. 

Janelle's prayer is that she will be a radiant light in dark places and leave a legacy of hope, peace and love. 


We are a non-profit organization with  501(c)3 designation who can accept tax deductible donations.  The funds will be used to support programs that further our cause. This means that whatever amount of money you choose to donate to our very important cause is a tax write off for you!  


Please send donations through PayPal to info@blackmothersforums.com

Letters to Our Children

Our letters to the youth and children within our community are to  demonstrate our full support of them and encourage them to voice their  concerns.  Mothers writing letters to the children and young people in our communities to ensure them that we are in full support of them. We know that in everything that changes, there can be negatives and positives.  

We want to come along side of them and help them to be more effective for the social change that they want to see, and partner with them to increase positive perceptions and raise their self esteem.  

Above all these letters should demonstrate we acknowledge their concerns and support there need for positive change.  We use these and other opportunities to provide guidance to our young people on how to properly address their fears and concerns.  


We provide education for Black mothers on...

  • True Black history
  • The way the school system impacts their children
  • Criminal justice system currently in place that has had a negative impact on the community
  • Issue of mass incarceration of Black men
  • How to effectively push for change through the restorative justice process.


Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Black Mothers Forum

(602) 373-4091


Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed