Our primary mission is to address mental health conditions and to eradicate the effects of trauma on our community by providing access to therapeutic resources, creative arts and education designed to support mental health, physical wellness and overall development.
Mental Health Awareness
Our primary mission is to raise awareness about the prevalence and connection between trauma and mental wellness. We provide necessary resources and tools to address and heal affected individuals. Throughout, we aim to effectively stop the impact that unaddressed wounds have on our children, families’ and community.
TASF Program Advisor: Dr Fatama Hafiz
Youth & Creative Arts
In addition to recognizing the importance of exposing youth to fine and performing arts, TASF utilizes Creative Arts as a tool for healing and sustaining mental wellness using techniques including but not limited to; Sound Therapy & Meditation, Dance Movement Therapy (DMT), Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Drama Therapy, Poetry therapy, and Play Therapy.
TASF Program Advisor: Hilda Willis
Families Affected by Incarceration
Our communities are greatly impacted by incarceration. It’s not simply the emotional devastation of being separated from a family member or friend, but also the stress and anxiety of needing to fill that void their presence once occupied. It’s the financial strain experienced as a result, when codependent relationships are disrupted. And the day-to-day unknown variables all will face moving forward. The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation will be a support system accessible to these families in crisis - we are here to help.
Women & Children
In recent years media has begun to shine a light on how great of an impact sex/ human trafficking has had specifically on the African American community. Staggering numbers of Black and Latino females from minors to adults are hunted and go missing daily. Research has shown that the historical objectification of black girls has wrongfully stripped them of a perceived innocence otherwise conceded to their white counterparts. This “adultification bias” must be eradicated, our girls’ childhoods restored, and all women protected from predators. TASF partners with expert organizations to develop safe havens for human & sex trafficking prevention.
Peace & Resolution
TASF supports several local and national organizations that have a specific focus and interests in creating Peace & Resolution models for underserved communities. Our intention is to offer communities peaceful options to achieve conflict-resolution, instead of violence.