As an organization of predominately African American women, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is uniquely positioned to impact not only the well-being of its members but also the well-being of families and communities at large. Journey to Wellness: Committing Our Bodies to Physical and Mental Health is now the signature Physical and Mental Health call to action. The initiative addresses the challenges of living holistic and healthy lives. The three-pronged approach to Journey to Wellness includes: signature programs, Catching, Coping, Conquering; My Cry in the Dark; and Healthy Lifestyles. Members have actively engaged in physical fitness and are taking an active interest in the welfare of their health.
The Physical (Healthy Lifestyles) and Mental Health (My Cry In the Dark) committees of Washington DC Alumnae Chapter (WDCAC) seek to fulfill the initiatives identified by Grand Chapter within our local community and to educate our members about health issues that disproportionately affect African American women.
WDCAC also offers its members a physical wellness program known as Delta S.H.O.E. (Self-Care, Healthy Options and Exercise) and emotional wellness program, Mental Health Across the Lifespan; Self-Care (Fit to Serve). These programs encourage members to make healthier choices; start meaningful dialogue on emotional wellness; and achieve work-life-delta balance.