• Centering community and relationships • Celebrating our history and our future • Collaborating with humility and curiosity • Working towards systemic equity and empowerment
OUR MISSION & STRATEGY
For people in need
We support the mental, physical, communal, and spiritual wellbeing of East Palo Alto Pacific Islander families and groups that seek us out. Since 2017, 25-30% of our work is helping the growing number of underserved new arrivals, primarily Caribbean Islanders, Afro-Mexicans, and LGBQT. Since the Covid 19 outbreak those groups have grown to be 60% of our case load.
We accomplish this by partnering with EPA organizations to provide a culturally informed bridge to County healthcare, education, immigration rights, legal advice, and wider civic engagement. Spiritual well being is central to our culture and community. It is fostered in our work by ministerial guidance and prayer groups.
Education 500+ educated by lawyers on their rights, and since early 2018, on their immigration rights, at no cost
Health 3000 mental health referred individuals have been taken by warmhand to treatment centers.
Foundations Over 350 parents have been trained in parenting skills since 2020.
The Social Sector 55 youths and parents are currently capable of undertaking “community-based research”
The Next Generation Over 300 teens have been counseled and educated in schools and workshops since 2015, including a growing number of juvenile delinquents