30 YEARS OF SERVICE
For far too long, Africans in America have depended on western culture and healing practices at the expense of our health and wellbeing. There is an evident need for culturally relevant services — a need exacerbated by perpetual systemic racism. For Africans across the diaspora, cultural understanding plays an integral role in our health, wellbeing, resiliency, and healing. At Ujima, we understand that African's need care that adheres to an African perspective. We address disparities in behavioral health services by healing and strengthening our community and reconnecting our brothers and sisters with our culture. For more than 30 years, African in Santa Clara County have had a place to go with no stigma, no fear, no discrimination, and can receive African-centered care that brings real, sustainable healing. But it isn’t enough. Because of racial disparities in healthcare services, we are understaffed, under-resourced, and many of our community members are unsupported by government health insurance programs leaving them unable to utilize our services. As a result, we are forced to turn away up to 50% of those who come to Ujima for healing. With additional support, we hope to reach and serve more African's and bring our community together to change these systems of oppression. Through health, education, and advocacy we can achieve liberation for our brothers and sisters.