Our mission is to remove the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing through education, training, advocacy, and the creative arts.
We center our work around a healing justice framework. Healing justice is a framework, developed by Cara Page and the Kindred Healing Justice Collective, that identifies how we can intervene and holistically respond to generational trauma and violence.
Dive Deeper into Healing Justice
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Good Morning America
What is 'Healing Justice'?
The Huffington Post
Why Black Mental Health Literacy Matters
What We Believe
There is not just one strategy for healing, you can build up your toolbox for your wellness. That toolbox may include therapy, coloring books, music, yoga, dance, or gardening. Wellness is a spectrum, and we can build our own strategies for healing.
Black wellness and healing work can only progress if this work is done while addressing economic reform, inequities in the criminal legal system, HIV/AIDS, transphobia, homophobia, racism, misogynoir, reproductive justice, intimate partner violence, and other issues that challenge the wellness of Black communities.
Dismantling the systems that dehumanize Black people in America is a long-term project. In the face of this, we must create community-based systems of care that help alleviate the harm and trauma for present and future generations.
These community-based systems of care must integrate into current practices in Black life and build upon current traditions and norms in Black communities in order to be sustainable.