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Amani Mental Health

Regardless of where we come from, mental health is something that touches us all and impacts everyone differently. We all deserve to experience mental health well-being but we also recognize that barriers and limitations to access mental healthcare exist in our community, particularly for New Americans.

Through the Amani Mental Health Consortium, we are seeking to build a community of practitioners in West Michigan that are invested in supporting the mental health and well-being of New Americans (those new to our community via refugee or immigration status). We are working to identify those willing to serve New Americans, especially as we continue to navigate the impact of recent events.

Whether you are a mental health professional seeking to get involved or a community member wanting to learn more or volunteer, we can all partner in caring for the mental health of our New Neighbors. We welcome new partners in three main areas who could:
  • Join our list of practitioners
  • Attend the Lunch & Learn Series
  • Partner with Circles of Support.
See more details below.

Join Our List of Interested Practitioners

Are you a mental health professional and interested in working with the New American community? Join our growing list of practitioners to learn more about serving New Americans in your practice.

Sign up for the mailing list

Lunch and Learn Series

Become better equipped to work with New Americans through our Lunch and Learn Series. The Lunch and Learn Series provides a rotation of topics
focusing on the following:

Refugee 101
Working with an Interpreter
Supporting the Mental Health of New Americans
Understanding Culture: Afghan

You can find a recording of these four sessions below.

Hosted by Treetops Collective in collaboration with
Western Michigan University and Bethany Christian Services.

Circles of Support

As part of our response to incoming Afghan families, Treetops Collective is hosting Circles of Support for new Afghan neighbors. These groups meet weekly with an interpreter present to navigate trauma and mental health challenges in community, utilizing therapeutic tools and resources. At a time of change, uncertainty and displacement, we are provide safe community space to offer meaningful support and connection. See ways to support this work below.

Childcare Volunteers

Thursdays from 9AM - 12PM. Volunteer for one or multiple dates.

By joining as a childcare volunteer, you can help our new neighbors by allowing them to fully participate in these sessions while knowing their child is cared for. This will take place in our building, where the sessions will be occurring.
Become a volunteer

Make a Donation

Your financial gift supports the collective work of Amani.
As organizations and mental health practitioners come together to support the mental well-being of New Americans, your gift allows us to invest in the people, resources, and supplies needed to reduce barriers and increase access to care.
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