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Faith HEALS

Faith HEALS is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and wellbeing of Americans of African descent through somatic, embodied faith and healing practices.

Prior to becoming Faith HEALS, the organization operated as Faith and For the Sake of All (FFSOA), leading faith communities in workshops based on Jason Purnell's work, including the For the Sake of All report on racial health disparities in the St. Louis region and the Dismantling the Divide report on the history and current reality of racial segregation in housing. 

The COVID-19 pandemic invited FFSOA to shift its focus to the immediate health crisis disproportionately affecting communities of color by partnering with African American churches to provide COVID testing and vaccination resources. 

This invitation spurred us to think about developing more programming that centers healing of people directly affected by systemic and interpersonal racism and white supremacy.