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Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness

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(415) 615 9945
Dr. Monique LeSarre


Rafiki Coalition’s mission is to eliminate health inequities in San Francisco’s Black and marginalized communities through education, advocacy, and by providing holistic health and wellness services in a culturally affirming environment.

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At a time when daily life has become a struggle for many of us, those with mental health challenges often face serious obstacles to getting care, especially for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. The Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness is the oasis for mental, physical, and cultural well-being, their person-centered, culturally-responsive services are the needed balm for individuals, families, and the community.
Dr. Joy DeGruy
Nationally and internationally renowned
psychologist, researcher, educator, bestselling author, and presenter

Help Meet a Consuming Need

Rafiki offers free community mental health services to children, adults, and families.

With long waiting lists, underserved San Franciscans are being denied treatment during a moment of expanding need.

With suicide now the second leading cause of death among Black children and youth, the Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness is looking for a transformational gift of $500,000 to hire additional culturally qualified therapists.

Rafiki’s long-term goal is to secure an endowment to provide consistent, stable mental health care to the community.

In addition, Rafiki is looking to acquire new laptops to coordinate care, and record and share data with clients and partners (about $10,000).

Key Supporters

Reverend Dr. Carolyn Scott
Shannell Williams
Shirley Strong
Dr. Mark Gaines
Lisa Williams
Rachel Bryant
Dr. Kim Rhoads
Dr. Joy DeGruy
Kaiser Permanente
San Francisco Department of
Public Health
San Francisco AIDS Foundation
Mental Health Services Act
SF Human Rights Commission
Mayor’s Office of Housing and
Community development
Bayview-Hunters Point 3rd Street
Youth Center and Clinic
Collective Impact
Stupski Foundation
Chan Zuckerberg Institute
Sierra Health Foundation