Healing Path Wellness Services was opened on December 1st 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2 miles away from where George Floyd was murdered. We primarily serve refugees, immigrants, communities of color, youth and seniors. We provide mental health and wellness-based services such as cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, peer support groups, nutrition education programs, integrative health practice sessions and stretch therapy for seniors. Our staff are predominantly people of color; they consist of clinical social workers, licensed counselors, marriage and family therapists, and culturally-competent interpreters who reflect the diversity of the community of Minneapolis. The founder, Sulekha Ibrahim, is a public health nurse that has used her leadership role in developing culturally appropriate programs and strengthening initiatives for vulnerable and immigrant/refugee populations. Her vision is to expand the clinic to ensure that individuals from marginalized communities in South Minneapolis have access to resources, support, and opportunities to facilitate and improve their mental and physical well-being.
On Friday May 28th, Healing Path Wellness Services was unfortunately vandalized and destroyed. The clinic suffered extensive fire and water damage. We are a Black-owned mental health clinic located in the heart of South Minneapolis providing culturally appropriate and accessible mental health and social services. Systemic racism, oppression and poverty affect our mental, emotional, physical and social wellbeing. We not only experienced this firsthand but witnessed its effects within our community. Our top priority is serving marginalized populations, our Minneapolis residents need our support! Our vision is to ensure the community has a safe space to be empowered and receive social services that increase their quality of life.
In the wake of George Floyd's murder, our community has experienced devastating and traumatic events. As such, we are on the frontlines providing a space for people to seek therapy and healing during this hard time. We need to remain open to continue to provide services for the diverse residents and youth in the twin cities. We stand firmly with our community to demand justice. Our community needs us!
In addition to rebuilding the clinic, the funds will be used for the expansion of services. Twelve of our employees rely on our clinic for their livelihood, we are collectively grieving this loss and our hearts are heavy for our community members and clients.
We are truly grateful for your support and generosity! Please spread this around and help us REBUILD!
Transparency is very important to us! For any questions or concerns regarding the clinic or the plans we have to rebuild, feel free to hit the contact button on our campaign page.
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