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Sistah’s of African Decent , The Peace Network, Capella Realty , and Luxcom HotelsLLC, Is collaborating with Sankofa ELU to help create the continuum of services and support that let children and families know they are not alone and empower them to stay together and preserve their family unit. Sistah’s of African Decent brings a holistically approach to women empowerment - with the charge of supporting female led households with social and economical support . Peace Network brings 30 years of community connections and reputation to the collaborative with innovative ideas to support homeless families . Luxcom Hotels LLC is leading the charge of housing development and creating more pathways to housing and homeownership for families . 

Register for Grandma’s Hands Pregnancy and Postpartum Wellness course. Free registration at https://grandmashands.eventbrite.com

Grandma’s Hands 

The Grandma’s Hands Pregnancy and Postpartum 16 hour course supports young women between the ages of 16 and 35 years of age that are 23 weeks or more pregnant or have a child under the age of 2yrs old.

The course is built to support the prenatal bonding of the mother with the baby. The loving support of extended family impacts the mother’s ability to be the primary protector of her growing child with family and friends taking on a supportive role to ensure Mama and Babies success beyond pregnancy and delivery. We examine the idea that it takes a village to raise a child.

Family and friends become team members (with mom’s permission), videotaping or recording baby’s heartbeat. The team approach builds the social capital of each woman.  As social capital improves, community relationships and awareness of the barriers improve. This increases the motivation to work together for the individual baby, mother, and family.

Participants examine the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology. The body is where our instincts reside and where we fight, flee, or freeze, and  how our bodies endures the trauma inflicted by the ills that plague society. In this course mothers will also learn tools that will help them to heal from the generational anguish of white supremacy, which is deeply embedded in all our bodies. Our collective agony doesn't just affect Mothers, but the stress affects their unborn children and the family unit as a whole . Grandmas Hands course addresses somatic responses from the body and introduces an alternative view to pave the way for a new, body-centered understanding of racism and how it affects a mothers body with guided steps on how to heal internally.

In-Home Therapy and Psychoeducation

In-home therapy can prevent children from being placed outside the home while also strengthening family relationships. By bringing the services to the clients, there is a greater chance everyone will participate.

Out-Patient Therapy and Psychoeducation

In Dane County, Rock County and Dodge County we provide confidential counseling, therapy, psychoeducation services to children, youth and adults. A wide range of issues are addressed including racial  trauma, generational trauma, historical trauma, abuse and neglect, depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, family conflicts, and marital discord.

Comprehensive Community Services

CCS is a client driven, comprehensive, voluntary program designed to support people as they address mental health and/or substance use conditions. The CCS program offers a wide array of psychosocial rehabilitation services, including Service Facilitation, Individual Skill Development and Enhancement, Individual and Family Psychoeducation and Psychotherapy. These are services and supportive activities that assist CCS clients to achieve their highest possible level of independent functioning, stability, independence and to facilitate recovery. To make a referral contact Jocelyn Joe  at Jocelynj@sankofaelu,com

Supporting Healthy Families -Emergency Shelter

SELU supporting healthy families provides specialized support services for people living with mental illness, addictions and other challenges. All of the Emergency shelter programs operate from a low barrier perspective — meaning that we do not require that people be sober, compliant with mental health or addiction treatment plans, or agree to participate in programs to receive services and housing support from us. Instead, we welcome them to a community of people experiencing similar challenges meeting them where they are at.

By offering a variety of housing and support options, SELU supporting healthy families can ensure that appropriate, supportive environments are available to our clients. 

Supporting Healthy Families - Rapid Rehousing Program 

SELU realizes that the luxury of having a place to call home is a luxury that not all people in Dane County have access to, and for many marginalized families in the community the basic need of housing security seems like an out of reach dream . Apart of our Supporting Healthy Families Initiative we have developed a  rapid rehousing and tenant based rental assistance program that can provide the support to marginalized families and can turn these dreams into reality. 

Our Rapid Rehousing Program is designed to provide a number of services which help you gain the skills and confidence for self-sufficiency. Strategies may include housing identification, financial assistance with move in and rental costs, and case management supportive services.  If you're struggling with homelessness, our programs can fill the gaps to get your life back on track.