30 YEARS OF SERVICE
For far too long, pan-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 pan-Africans across the diaspora, cultural understanding plays an integral role in our health, wellbeing, resiliency, and healing. At Ujima, we understand that pan-Africans need care that adheres to a pan-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, pan-Africans 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 pan-Africans 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.