Would you like to donate a gift to our cafe for our expecting/expanding Chocolate Milk Families?  We have created a wish list for books and provisions that our families would greatly appreciate. Please click below to order your gifts to support Chocolate Milk Cafe RI


Due to  Covid-19 we have temporarily canceled our monthly meetings. We will provide online support or in home support by appointment. Please contact me at (401) 307-1882 and leave a message for Chocolate Milk support. 



Financial Support for this support group, is greatly appreciate. No donation is too small. Please click DONATE and support Chocolate Milk Cafe RI

Chocolate Milk Cafe is an Afro-centric peer to peer breastfeeding support group founded by Executive Director Hakima Tafunzi Payne, MSN, RN, CNE, IBCLC of Uzazi Village.  Chocolate Milk Cafe fosters health equity in establishing a sacred space for African Americans to breastfeeding while receiving evidence based breastfeeding education and support. Chocolate Milk Cafe is a copyrighted program of Uzazi Village.


Chocolate Milk Cafe RI,  a chapter affiliate of Chocolate Milk Cafe,  began with the introduction of Hakima Tafunzi Payne and Quatia Osorio, at the All Inclusive Breastfeeding Conference in April 2016 held by the Rhode Island Breastfeeding Coalition. Quatia  Osorio is an active member and participant of RI Breastfeeding Coalition and the annual RI Breastfeeding Conference.


In July 2016, that idea manifested into action,  the journey to create THIS space for the women in her community.  Thanks to the generosity of her community, through GoFund Me. Chocolate Milk Cafe RI was opened on July 15, 2016 hosted by Our Journ3i, a member of Unified Solutions at Roger Williams University School of Continuing Studies,  by Quatia Osorio, now Certified Chocolate Milk Cafe Facilitator.


Our Journ3i continues to support and promote the work of eliminating health disparities for communities and color and foster opportunities for health equity throughout the State of Rhode Island, City of Providence.

Chocolate Milk Cafe RI is hosted once a month, on the first Thursday of every month at 199 Camp Street, Providence, RI 02906. Our hours, 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.,  correspond with the Mt. Hope Neighborhood Association WIC location.







This campaign will run to help promote awarenes of health disparities in Black communities regarding breastfeeding support, education, and advocacy. Please click below to order your shirt and support Chocolate Milk Cafe RI. Proceeds from the sale continue to support the mission of Chocolate Milk Cafe RI.

Call us:


Email: journ3i@gmail.com

Find us: 

Mount Hope Neighborhood Association

Our Journ3i

199 Camp Street

Providence, RI 02906


Member of Umoja Nia Collective 

Member of Doulas of Rhode Island

Member of National Associaton of Professional and Peer Lactation Supporters of Color

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Photography credits: Agroterra Photography, Lisa G. & Q. Osorio (personal images)

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