African Americans continue to be relatively poor and exhibit the need for mental health services because of generational poverty, high faithlessness and breakdown of the family structure. Heartfelt Alternatives, Inc. has launched an aggressive effort to reach and address the critical needs of this population, African Americans are over-represented in high-need populations that are particularly at risk for mental illnesses.
All of the most important quality of life indicators suggest that African American families and males are in deep trouble. They lead the hation in homicides, both as victims and perpetrators and in what observers regard as an alarming trend, they now have the fastest growing rate of suicide, Black families also are more impoverished and stay in poverty longer than any other racial or ethnic group. Heartfelt will offer specialized services that are culturally relevant in addressing the needs of this population.
This is not meant to imply that we do not serve anyone who request our services, as our mission and vision in non-discriminatory.