MATUMAINI IS HOPE INDIVIDUAL, FAMILY, COMMUNITY

Matumaini Counseling provides the in-depth, "wrap-around" mental health counseling our youth, families, and communities need.

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WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO TO GIVE OUR YOUTH HOPE FOR A BRIGHT FUTURE

We are dedicated to the African American youth of our South Seattle communities. It is our goal that every youth, family, and member of the community we reach out to and help, finds hope.

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Our Strategy

Matumaini Counseling provides in-depth, “wrap-around” mental health counseling with clients and those who care about them.  “Wrap-around” service coordinates treatment planning with community organizations, schools, social services agencies and criminal justice agencies.  It provides a range of counseling modalities, such as art therapy, recreational therapy, individual and group therapy, and family therapy.  It provides workshops and summer camps on athletics, community building, and alternatives to youth gang violence.

Objectives

  • To assist clients in understanding the inter-connectedness of despair and hope.
  • To assist clients in developing and strengthening internal endurance (that is, the client’s ability to tolerate the disruption and suffering that often accompanies positive interpersonal development  and change as one grieves the past and move on).
  • To assist clients in understanding the importance of positive relationships as a client and his family begin to heal.

Our Values

Respect, Accessibility, Collaboration, Passion, and Education.

 

 

James P. Norris
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

James Preston Norris has a passion to give back to his community by using his experience, training, and skills in providing mental health services to male youth in Seattle’s inner city. He feels a responsibility to help others reach their goals as others helped him reach his.

Twyla Carter
ADVISOR

Twyla Carter is the Misdemeanor Practice Director for the King County Department of Public Defense. Ms. Carter oversees all misdemeanor casework across the four divisions to ensure best practices, caseload distribution, and resource allotment

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