501(c)3  organization serving

Philadelphia's trauma impacted and justice-involved women

501(c)3  organization serving

Philadelphia's trauma impacted and justice-involved women

Who We Are

Our Beliefs


Sankofa is breaking the physical and emotional chains of trauma. Trauma can be buried beneath depression, anxiety, and anger, without any recognizable origin. The traumatic event may have occurred a week ago, or half a century in the past. To help survivors of trauma make sense of what they're experiencing, psychoeducation is the best place to begin.

Our Focus

Our focus is YOU. We help individuals heal and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a safe space where you can express your concerns.

Our Goal

We will be there for you every step of your journey. Our goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. 

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Depression & Anxiety

Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we experience in our lives. Depression symptoms take many forms, and no two people’s experiences are exactly alike. 

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Trauma & PTSD

Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can continue after traumatic events. Sometimes trauma is virtually unnoticeable even to the person's closest friends and family. This highlights the importance of talking to someone after a traumatic event has occurred, even if they show no initial signs of disturbance.

 

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Childhood Trauma

Any kind of abuse – physical abuse, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse – is very traumatic for a child and will affect brain development. It can continue to be impactful through adulthood. Other experiences that are very traumatic for children include:

  • neglect and/or extreme poverty
  • a violent household
  • losing a parent or sibling 
  • a mentally ill or addicted parent

Racial Trauma

The traumatizing role of microaggressions can have profound effects. Research has linked racism to a host of impairments, including serious psychological distress, physical health problems, depression, and anxiety (Williams et al., 2014). 

Reclaiming our past provides us with valuable knowledge to protect our future while understanding and shifting our present condition.

Sankofa Healing Studio - 501(c)3 organization

serving Philadelphia and the surrounding area

(215) 802-3533