We are here to serve the people living in high-poverty neighborhoods like Chicago and other US cities who are typically exposed to multiple on-going traumas, such as generational school failure, drug abuse, incarceration, and violence in and out of the home. Too much exposure to chronic trauma increases the likelihood of negative outcomes for everyone living in these conditions.
Mental health challenges in underserved areas affects the entire city. The lack of quality healthcare, quality education, quality housing, economic hardships, social justice, access to opportunity and infrastructure development are at the base of our daily mental health in underserved communities. These unresolved traumas are a major underlying issue in our communities, which also affects how people can respond to many of these challenges.
The beauty of our work is rooted in creating necessary opportunities for people to open up and build. Encouraging the black & brown community to speak up for themselves. Creating access to physical, emotional and mental well-being, while also working to create economical opportunities. You can’t truly focus on your mental health if you’re too busy trying to survive. We work to normalize their physical, emotional and mental well-being.
- Physical - job, food, clothing, housing,
- Emotional - provide community, safe spaces for creative expression, and expert support
- Mental health - free access to therapy