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May 2018
Roots of South Los Angeles Wellness Center Newsletter
Welcome to our Monthly Newsletter!
"Write it down on real paper, with a real pencil, & watch shit get real." - Erykah Badu. In late summer 2017, two brown girls decided to do just that. With a combined wealth of knowledge, education & passion for mental health, Roots of South LA was born. Since, we have started our monthly Womxn of Color Healing Circles & facilitate Self-Care Workshops for community organizations. We've also decided to start a Monthly Newsletter with the purpose of empowering our communities to reclaim their voices & mental health wellness. Our hope is to provide resources, holistic healing methods, and tips on how to increase overall wellness; mind, body & spirit. Join us as we begin the journey of healing our communities. 
Mission Statement
"Our mission is to heal our inner city communities by providing holistic, culturally sensitive mental health services to those in need. Roots of South Los Angeles Wellness Center hopes to provide a safe haven by destigmatizing mental health and promoting community empowerment through education and advocacy."
Meet the Co-Founders
Liliana Muñoz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Co-founder of Roots of South Los Angeles Wellness Center.  Liliana has been working in the mental health field since 2007.  She has a Masters of Social Work from the University of Southern California (2013) and a double Bachelor's in Psychology and Chicano Studies from California State University Los Angeles (2007).   Liliana's clinical interests include trauma, mindfulness, and anxiety disorders. Her nontraditional practices include music, aromatherapy and storytelling. Liliana believes in making nontraditional, culturally sensitive mental health services available to assist in destigmatizing mental health in communities of color.   
Adriana L. Medrano is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Co-founder of Roots of South Los Angeles Wellness Center. Adriana has been providing mental health services since 2007 in various settings to children, adults and older adults. She received her PhD from the California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles (2010) and her Bachelor's in Psychology from California State University Los Angeles (2005). Adriana’s clinical interests include trauma, depression, anxiety and women’s mental health. Her approaches to healing include dream interpretation, metaphor therapy and “platicas.” Adriana believes that underserved, inner-city communities are deserving of culturally appropriate mental health services in order to destigmatize and heal from historical and intergenerational trauma.
In the Press
Read why our work as Roots of South LA is so near & dear to our hearts on "Woman Wednesday," a blog dedicated to highlighting women by the lovely and talented Trisha Angeles. 
Upcoming Events

Womxn of Color Healing Circle

A process of healing emotional wounds through sisterhood and holistic approaches to overall wellness. (Discussion will be held in Spanish and English) 
 
The circle is held on the last Saturday of every month from 9:30am - 11am at Casa Solidaria del Sur/Solidarity House of the South 4163 S. Central Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90011
 
Suggested donation $3-5
(No one will be turned away for lack of funds. More info on our FB & IG pages)
 

 

GoFundMe
Since we are still at the beginning stages of obtaining our 501c3, we rely on donations to help with facilitating our healing circles & workshops. No amount is too small. Please visit our GoFundMe page for more details:
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PO BOX 1129
Alhambra, CA 91802

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