Ruáh Community Outreach is a non-profit 501(c3), community service organization founded by Dr. Carrie Frazier in 2009 and is governed by a Board of Directors. The organization serves low to moderate income African American and other underserved and marginalized families in the San Francisco East Bay Community.
The African American Family is in Crisis. The African American population is 46.3 million, which is 14.4% of the population of the United States. Across the country we are seeing disproportionate rates of deminished outcomes that need to be addressed.
72% of the households are headed by single mothers
African American men are incarcerated at 5 times the rate of Caucasian Americans (1.5 million).
43% of African American boys are suspended or expelled from school (3 times the rate of Caucasian Americans students)
There is a 7.4% drop out rate for African American youth in high school.
13.5% of the African American population suffers from chronic illnesses.
The goal of Ruáh Community Outreach is to empower people and communities to develop and maintain strong healthy families, by reducing emotional distress and health disparities; increasing cultural awareness and improving outcomes for under-served adults and children.