Key Achievements

  • Developed a linguistically and culturally appropriate curriculum on mental health.
  • Curated and provided community toolkits of Los Angeles County mental health resources.
  • Created mental health disorder brochures and translated them into multiple African languages.
  • Increased access to appropriate mental health services for African communities.
  • Mobilized key influential African community leaders to address issues of concern to their respective communities.
  • Trained 24 community leaders from East African regions, and 17 from West African regions to become Community Advocates.
    • Educated 350 community members from East African regions and 197 from West African Regions on trauma and crisis intervention. It is estimated that these community members reached out to the larger communities they are affiliated with to share the information they learned.
  • Provided cultural competency service delivery training to over a 100 service providers and community based organizations.
  • Built a volunteer base to assist the African descendant community.
  • Strengthened our relationships with local, state, and national organizations in our efforts to advocate for African communities.
  • In collaboration with our national partners and the Department of Homeland Security, we successfully extended the Temporary Protective Status Visa for an additional six months which affects West African immigrants.
  • Trained community leaders in Comprehensive Immigration Law to provide direct immigration support and services in the process of getting BIA (Board of Immigration Appeal) accredited.
  • We continue to provide outreach and educational workshops for African immigrants and refugees about mental health awareness around self-care, spirituality, impact of trauma, and a basic understanding of mental health.