IMANI HOUSE, Inc
76-A Fifth Avenue
OMA HOLLOWAY, MARY ZIGBOU, JUDY MARKSMAN, NICOLE MADISON, ARTHUR TUCKER, PATRICIA ANANABA, MATTHEW THUMAS, MAHMOUD IDERAABDULLAH, GAIL MASON
IMANI HOUSE's mission is to assist low-income youth, families, and immigrants to create viable neighborhoods where residents are decision makers who take responsibility for the improvement of their lives and surroundings.
IMANI HOUSE, Inc. (IHI) was founded in 1985 in Liberia W. Africa and expanded to Brooklyn, New York in 1990. The goals and objectives of IHI are to provide Youth and Family Support Programming that increases the opportunities for success, and the quality of life for members of our communities. IHI offers a variety of programs that serve 24,000 people in marginalized populations in both Liberia and in Brooklyn, New York. We provide essential programming in education, health, employment assistance, and information and referral services.
BROOKLYN, NY SERVICES:
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CAMPS AND AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS
IHI / PS/ MS 282, and PS150, Summer Camp and After-School Programs - These are enrichment programs for at risk youth in grades Pre- K to 5th that fosters academic, physical, social and emotional development through homework assistance and tutoring, performance arts and athletics. It serves over 300 children annually.
ADULT EDUCATION LITERACY PROGRAM:
Offers group and one-on-one classes of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Reading and Comprehension, Writing, Pre-GED, Math (Literacy), Job referral and training network with Workforce 1 Career Center and others; Life Skills, Civics, HIV Prevention, Counseling, Computers, GED Test Prep Classes, Immigration and Legal Referrals; Volunteer Recruitment, Training, Certification, Placement, and other. Serves approximately 120 Brooklyn residents per year.
INFORMATION & REFERRAL SERVICES
Imani House, Inc. has developed a wide network of collaborating agencies that offer legal, immigration, domestic violence, HIV assistance, housing, continuing education, social services and other assistance. In 2014, IHI offered referrals to over 2,000 individuals who walked in, called or emailed our office.
LIBERIA, WEST AFRICA PROGRAMS:
THE IMANI HOUSE CLINIC IN JATONDO TOWN BREWERVILLE
The Imani House Clinic which opened in 1992 during the Liberian Civil War, was recently commended for its response during the recent Ebola Disaster in Liberia. In April of 2015, we secured and shipped in two ambulances which will serve to move critical patients to the local hospitals and as mobile health units for more remote areas
The IHI Clinic serves over 17,000 women and children, and a small percentage of men. It provides integrated health services as well as various immunization services. IHI health staff have also participated in the Ministry of Health's (MOH) Polio Vaccine eradication campaign, which has, to date, helped to vaccinate thousands of people against polio. Some of the health services provided by IHI have been made possible through collaborations with international agencies. Currently a triage center is under construction along with the installation of solar to power the clinics needs.
ADULT EDUCATION AND LITERACY:
Imani House Liberia offers free classes to approximately 200 women each year. This program offers reading, writing, math, and civic education four days a week in three different locations around Monrovia, Liberia. Women's advancement is the main objective of our educational program, with some emphasis on women's rights, human rights and personal and community responsibility.
TEEN HIV/PREGNANCY PREVENTION PEER EDUCATION PROJECT:
This program trains Liberian female students in the presentation of health awareness information to their peers. IHI goes directly into the Public School classrooms and talks with the students about topics including; the prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases; care of their bodies and reproduction rights along with the use of various protection mechanisms, abstention, family planning, and other topics of interest to them relative to their futures.
All of the programs offered by Imani House, Inc. in Liberia have been registered with the Ministries of Planning, Health and Education within the Government of Liberia.
IMANI HOUSE is a 501(C)(3) Nonprofit registered in NY and Liberia.