Updated: May 25
FHSN is excited to announce that our Building Resilience in African American Families program has found a new home in Palm Springs, California. The new facility allows FHSN to provide more services.
The New Facility
All three program components of BRAAF is facilitated at the BRANCH (Building Resilience and Nurturing Community Health) Institute on the campus of First Baptist Church of Palm Springs, 588 Rosa Parks Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262. The facility is located within the targeted community of Desert Highland Gateway Estates, formally known as the “North End” of Palm Springs. The campus is detached from the church with separate entrances. Six thousand (6,000) square feet of interior space includes a fully equipped commercial kitchen (commercial stove, refrigerators (2), and freezer), two (2) large pantries for food storage, a large conference room, lounge, nine (9) classrooms (20x20) all multimedia equipped, four (4) restrooms, space for confidential counseling (individual or small groups), confidential locked file storage, and a large multipurpose room that accommodates daily meal service, day-long training, parent support groups, and monthly empowerment brunches. The facility complies with applicable state and local laws and requirements, including the American Disability Act (ADA). It is culturally designed in African and African American décor seeking to make program participants feel empowered and comfortable receiving services from BRAAF.
What's Up This Summer?
The facility will host a variety of workshops this summer for our children and youth. Please continue to check our website for opportunities.
Our Youth & Family Africentric Rites of Passage Program begins in September. Parents are encouraged to complete applications early as space will be limited. Applications can be found on this site by clicking on BRAAF from the main menu.