African Immigrant Community

Mental Health is a Condition, not a curse….Begin your path to recovery.

Vision statement:

The Vision of the African Immigrant Mental health Family Outreach and Engagement program is to have a community where there are no barriers or stigma associated with any form of mental illness, where there exists a strong sense of family support of one another and to improve the quality of the lives of individuals and their families affected by mental illness.

Mission Statement:

To provide support to consumers and family members experiencing mental illness and promote wellness through education, support groups, advocacy, outreach and training.

Services

  • Outreach and Education
    • Mental Health first Aid: we hold the free class on the Ethiopian, Somali and Eritrean community centers.
  • Cultural Specific Activities
    • We hold cultural festival and celebration in different locations. Please call staff for date, time and location.
  • Outreach at Community Events
    • We attend different community events to engage with consumers and family members and provide mental health and resource information.
  • Group Support and Education
    • We have three Monthly support groups in a different community. Please call the staff for current group support date, time and location.
  • Consumer and family support and education

    • We try to help refugee and immigrant families needing support and information. We provide limited one –one support to consumers, family and we connect to appropriate mental health services.

  • Advocacy
    • We attend planning meeting to advocate for our community on mental health board.

 

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Contact:
Mohamed Ali
ECCAC African Immigrant Team Lead
Family Outreach and Engagement Program
1075 E. Santa Clara Street 2nd Floor
Tel: (408) 792-2153
Fax: (408) 792-2158

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