The Diaspora Family Healing Network (DFHN) is a Greater Seattle based non-profit agency dedicated to assisting historically excluded migrant BIPOC families in Washington State who are disproportionately impacted by racism and mental health disorders.
The term “diaspora” refers to migrant communities who have resettled in the U.S. and have had their identities and sense of belonging profoundly shaped by their migration experience and distinctive cultural background.
We envision a community in which marginalized diasporic families, particularly the women and youth facing mental health challenges, have access to mental health support programs and resources.
Workshops, support groups, individual and group counselling, advocacy services, community outreach, youth development and mentorship programs are among the services DFHN creates.
At DFHN, we are committed to achieving educational justice for BIPOC youth by supporting racial and health equity.
Our culturally sensitive summer programs are designed to promote meaningful connection, provide transforming care, and raise awareness of ways in which BIPOC families facing mental health challenges can access culturally appropriate resources.
Somali Youth Basketball Clinic, Ages 5-13: Runs from September 2023 to May 2024
Somali Youth Basketball Clinic, Ages 14-25: Runs from May 2023 to December 2024
Thanks to generous contributions from individuals and organizations, all programs from DFHN are free of charge.