Bonita House, Inc. (BHI) is offering a Creative Wellness Center aka Casa Ubuntu (House of Human Kindness) for residents of the East Oakland community. The center is an entry point to system recovery/supportive services for people with a broad range of mental health needs and co-occurring conditions (substance abuse or physical health conditions). Casa Ubuntu's services include state of the art, onsite employment services, linkage to housing, benefits and primary care; case management; medication management; and a full array of peer driven support groups, recreational, wellness and recovery programming. Casa Ubuntu will be a barrier free, family friendly, drop-in environment accessible to adults, operating 5 days a week (Monday-Friday) and every other Saturday.
Location: Eastmonte Town Center 7200 Bancroft Ave., Suite 267 Oakland CA 94605
Casa Ubuntu Creative Wellness Center Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:30pm
Every Other Saturday from 9:00am -1:00pm
East Oakland's diverse community has been experiencing a broad range of mental health, substance abuse and physical health challenges. The utilization of mental health services for these populations over the years continues to be a challenge system wide. In particular, African Americans and Latinos have historically experienced barriers to timely mental health services. Other historical barriers for both populations include:
• History of Trauma
• Crime Victimization
• Racial Discrimination
• Poverty and Health Disparities
Consequently, Casa Ubuntu's approach to care will be culturally responsive, recovery oriented, trauma informed, and highly focused on linkages to a full array of services supporting the healing process.
Throughout BHI we are committed to the provision of culturally responsive services for individuals recovering from serious mental health illnesses. Casa Ubuntu Creative Wellness Center will be a place that provides the steps to recovery and the necessary linkages to regaining one’s life.