Circles are peer-facilitated, peer support groups that offer the opportunity to heal personal and community trauma, to build skills, cohesive relationships, and an empowered community. Participants are currently, actively developing and implementing strategies and solutions to the unique issues affecting community health.
While providers willingly acknowledge the existence of systemic failures, historical and contemporary abuse, and neglect, reluctance to change has persisted through generations, setting the stage for the community’s poor health, shortened life expectancy, and now extreme vulnerability to Covid-19.
Deeply rooted in transformative justice principles, our healing circles address African American health inequality and COVID-19 vulnerability through a community mental health lens, creating a nurturing, connected, hopeful, empowered community, capable of implementing progressive new strategies for community health and mental health.
Healing Circles are working to build an African American Integrated Health Care Facility focused on providing a welcoming, culturally responsive integrated health care to African Americans and the surrounding community.