In a city known for its diversity, culture, and wealth, a group of San Francisco natives who are passionate about and strive for social justice, created this organization. Bayview S.O.L. was established on October 31, 2019, to build a healing space for people of color to feel safe, benefit from, and thrive in their communities.
As part of the healing space, Bayview SOL's vision is to open a birthing center for women of color.
Bayview S.O.L.'s mission is to achieve and sustain true health equity through a holistic approach to healthcare that includes all aspects of the body, mind, and spirit.
Our center will be located in San Francisco's Bayview neighborhood. We can't wait to welcome you in!
Supporting people of color to ensure our community receives the best information and care possible.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we are currently in the process of fundraising and welcome your support!
Founder, Bayview S.O.L
Patricia Rodriguez is the Co-Founder & CEO of Bayview S.O.L. and a small business owner in San Francisco. She is a life-long resident of San Francisco who is familiar with the changing demographics and needs of her community. Her passion for community service, dedication to public health, and working with midwives and doulas sparked an idea to create a space of healing and care for marginalized communities, specifically pregnant mothers. Patricia is committed to addressing the economic and social conditions and influences responsible for health inequities in the most vulnerable populations of San Francisco. By recognizing the Social Determinants of Health and eliminating the disparities faced by specifically poor women of color, she has made it her mission, in partnership with other CBOs, to improve health outcomes for those women most at risk.
Patricia holds a Master of Public Health and Bachelor of Public Administration from the University of San Francisco. She has over 15 years of healthcare experience, with six years of executive leadership at a non-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center as the Chief Operating Officer and nine years as a small business owner.
Meet Our Board
Born, raised, and residing in San Francisco’s Bayview District (SF District 10), Marna Armstead began her love affair with childbirth and the desire to support pregnant women over eighteen years ago after the birth of her daughter. Marna is the founding member of SisterWeb and the current Executive Director. SisterWeb was born out of a beautiful vision shared amongst communities most impacted by adverse birth outcomes in San Francisco.
Marna has over 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship and is a second generation entrepreneur. She also collaborates on various projects and activism within the Bayview community and her church. Marna is a member of MEGABLACK SF (COVID TASK FORCE: HEALTH), Latino Task Force, SF Bloc, Southeast Community Council Board, Healthy Southeast, Crime Survivors For Safety & Justice, and Merchants of Butchertown.