Arubah Emotional Health Services, PA has been supported by its community members through prayer, energy, awards, recognition and participation. Arubah has a strong value around giving as well as understands that the community that gets served, also serves and supports others on a regular basis.
In the past Arubah has independently selected agencies and individuals in the community to support. In the past this has happened periodically, through the president's best understanding of what would be most beneficial to the North Minneapolis community.
Starting in 2020, Arubah is creating structure around it's giving and will be donating a total of 10,000 throughout the year. $2,000 will be donated to a local designated church, another $2,000 will go into the pockets of our client's through the GAP Fund, and the final $6,000 will be donated to healing projects, programs, or practitioners in north minneapolis that have committed themselves to doing healing work. Each month a sum of $500 will be donated to a project, program or practitioner that is serving the residents of north minneapolis.
Arubah will be on the look out for someone to thank and honor for their amazing work. If you have someone in mind already, whom is deserving of these funds, please fill out the nomination form below.
January Healing Champion:
Hi I'm Kitana Holland. I've been a Zumba instructor since Augsut 2019. I decided to become a Zumba instructor because my Zumba Classes and Instructors got me out of my depression and grief that I struggled with throughout college. Zumba brought power to my soul and a strong welcoming community. I saw how classes like this especially for communities of color are important for us to show up for ourselves and thrive with our health, wellness, and fitness. I knew I wanted to be that person for people in my community. My Zumba instructors who are two black women encouraged me to become an instructor myself. Now, It's been so life changing to help teach at Health Commons Living room, Redeemer Lutheran Church, River of Life Lutheran Church, and The Healing Center. My goals are to expand in the Fitness industry as a woman of color and do this work full time someday. I want to offer different classes like Zumba, Bootcamp, R&B Yoga in my own studio!
February Healing Champion:
A teacher, storyteller and a community healer who believesin possibility thinking, individual, social and systemic change. Princess Haley is a Chicago refugee that has lived in North Minneapolis for 25 years where she has trained and served in the fields of education, employment and healing in response to violence prevention. She is a co-founder of Appetite For Change and Standard Edition Women. At AFC she was the Director of Education and Training who was responsible for developing curriculum around entrepreneurship and healing for the youth as well as the adult staff at AFC. Princess believes that the community has to set a standard of health before there is anything lost, as well as be responsible for creating an intentional space for healing from the losses that happen. Princess also believes that infinite possibilities are attainable through intentionality and cognitive restructuring. She is a founding member with the Environmental Justice Community Coalition (EJCC), Fostering African-American Improvement in Total Health (FAITH) Princess' is passion and energy contributes to the growing landscape of health, wealth and social change while creating a healthy foundation for life long.