Immigrant Outreach Society is a black-led non-profit organization that provides evidence-based, language-specific and culturally appropriate mental health and psychosocial interventions for ethnic minorities from East Africa, including Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan.
IOS provides various programs and activities that address psychosocial, mental health and addictions issues of ethnic minorities from East Africa. These include proactive community outreach, home-based individual counselling, group counselling, family counselling, life skills programs, youth programs, women empowerment programs and training and workshops.
IOS promotes racial equity, inclusion, and cultural awareness in public policies, and systems. We deliver anti-racism programs and services that are tailored at empowering ethnic minorities to mitigate biased structural and systemic barriers, race relations and racial injustice.
Our trauma-informed programs and services are tailored, understanding the pre-migration and post-migration trauma exposure of ethnic minorities from East Africa.
Our vision is creating a vibrant community that addresses the issue of racism and immigrant mental health access.
Our mission is to support black East African youth, immigrants, ethnic minorities, and refuges by providing multiculturally sensitive and language appropriate psychosocial and mental health programs as well as anti-racism programming and initiatives