Welcome to Rafiki Coalition for Health & Wellness
The Black Coalition on AIDS has formally evolved into the Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness — reflecting a rich history of community service while embracing the changing needs of our community. Our commitment to HIV/AIDS remains strong. However, our new name better reflects our diverse service menu and our core mission, which is to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and eliminate health disparities in San Francisco’s Black and marginalized communities. Rafiki Coalition strives to achieve this focus by providing health and wellness services including, but not limited to, transitional housing, health education, advocacy, health case management and other health-promoting activities.
Rafiki Coalition has been a pioneer since 1986 in providing health education, advocacy and services to San Francisco's Black community. We have accumulated the depth and breadth of experience to serve the local community as health and outreach needs continue to evolve.
Join us. Get involved. See what we have to offer to help you maximize your health and wellness.
The following two events are displayed in the slideshow below (photos by Malik Ali).
Black Health & Healing Summit:
We the People, Exercising Our Power
This all-day summit attracted close to 300 participants and included discussions on public policies and health issues in Rafiki Coalition's targeted community, as well as a variety of panel discussions and workshops. Health screenings and complementary and alternative therapies were also provided.
Soulful Summer Soirée
This event was Rafiki Coalition’s annual fundraiser and community awards event. Community award recipients included Mary Ann Jones (Naomi Gray Leadership Award), Carnell Freeman (Visionary Donor of the Year Award), and Hugo Calderon (Volunteer of the Year Award).