A Glimpse of Africa is a nonprofit organization and platform that brings people together to celebrate, educate, and share the diverse rich African cultures through food, music, fashion, crafts, arts, impactful community engagement, and various social projects
We are fully focused on addressing the mental health and overall well-being of African immigrants’ and refugees’, through candid discussions and training. A Glimpse of Africa has highlighted the language and cultural barriers that hinder our community from accessing mental health support, and provide general health and wellness resources throughout Kent County/West Michigan.
Our first mental health series, held in December 2020, was very crucial to addressing the increasing mental health disparities in our community due to the global pandemic, a lack of access to resources, and cultural and language barriers. In response to COVID-19, we have also began initiatives offering our community the education, guidance, and access to COVID-19 vaccines and other relief resources.
Our goal is to ensure the African immigrant and refugee population is not only healthy but a thriving, happy, successful well-rounded community.