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about us

Village Keepers, Inc., formerly known as RUA’H Community Outreach with an eleven-year history of providing services to the Black community in East Contra Costa, CA, was restructured in 2020. The name was changed to Village Keepers, Inc. to provide clarity of purpose and programs redesigned to align with the platforms of the national Social Justice Movement.

 

Village Keepers Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Dr. Carrie Frazier is the President/CEO. The organization is governed by a Board of Directors and a community Advisory Committee.

Village Keepers envisions a world where all people, especially disenfranchised Black people, are guaranteed the right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, with freedom and justice for all” (U.S. Constitution).  We envision a world where life sustaining resources are a ‘right’ and available to help all families and individuals become self-sufficient and prosper.

The organization was established to coordinate

a holistic network of Black organizations, individuals and allies dedicated to ensuring the safety, health, education, and economic stability of Black families who are impacted by poverty and systemic racism within East and Central Contra Costa County, CA.

THE STATE OF BLACK AMERICA

  • 70% of Black American households are led by single mothers.

  • Black Americans have the highest unemployment rate in the country.

  • The national incarceration rate for Black adults and young adult males is 68%.

  • The absence of fathers in the home is at an epidemic proportion resulting in increased drug abuse, crime, teen pregnancy, neglect, physical/sexual abuse, and other behaviors that destroy family stability.

  • The school suspension rate for Black American boys across the country is 63%.

  • Black people have a 33% higher rate of chronic illness such as hypertension, diabetes, stroke, and heart disease than all other ethnic groups.

  • The rate of the COVID-19 virus is 30% higher in the Black community than the general population.

 

Consequently, it is critical that all segments of the Black Community and allies be mobilized to eliminate or reduce these historic and current systemic inequities.

For more Information Contact:

Dr. Carrie Frazier, President/CEO

leefr369@gmail.com

925 787-4827

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