Muslim Wellness Foundation
Grant Type: Capacity Building
Duration: January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019
Muslim Wellness Foundation is dedicated to promoting healing and well-being, while reducing the stigma associated with mental illness, addiction and trauma through dialogue, education and training.
Muslim Wellness Foundation aims to reduce stigma associated with mental health, addiction and trauma in the American Muslim community through dialogue, education and training. Mental health literacy is a central aspect of holistic health in the Muslim community, and MWF employs a spiritually grounded, interdisciplinary approach to wellness, emphasizing the importance of addressing sociocultural stressors—including violence, bigotry, racism—which lead to diminished well-being. The philosophy of MWF is that racial oppression and discrimination are forms of violence which inevitably lead to trauma and stress. Therefore, these factors and their impact on the lives of community members must be addressed explicitly. MWF’s work includes The Deeply Rooted Project: A Black Muslim Mental Health Initiative and the Black Muslim Psychology Conference, which draws community members, educators, scholars, and mental health practitioners from diverse racial and religious backgrounds.
Year founded: 2011
Location: Philadelphia, PA