Organization: Cross Cultural Community Services
About: Cross Cultural Community Services (CCCS) is a 501c3 organization established in 2018. Co-founded and run by three women of color, Deqa Dhalac, Abeir Ibrahim, and Regina Phillips, each from different countries and having an equal role in the organization's decision-making. The mission of Cross Cultural Community services is to promote social inclusion, improve equitable outcomes within systems, and reduce the social determinants of health for culturally and ethnically diverse communities through outreach, education, and advocacy.
CCCS works state-wide to address the social determinants of health within the black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities, specifically focused on the aging communities, oral health, and family well-being programming, and offers fee-based training, coaching, and consulting that enables organizations to advance their equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) system change goals. CCCS centers input from communities of color in all its work.
Upcoming Event: For the last three years, Cross Cultural Community Services (CCCS), in partnership with many state and local organizations, has planned the Black History Month Community Wellness Fair. This year’s theme is Trauma, Grief, Hope and Joy: Exploring the social determinants of mental healthcare. We will have four-panel sessions per day and a resource fair component where health-related materials and supports will be available.
February 29th, 9-3:30 at Gateway Community Services in Portland: Panel discussions from field experts on topics including Mental Health & Race, Hope & Joy, Trauma and Grief, and Substance Use.
March 1st, 9-3:30 at The Royal Oak Room in Lewiston: Panel discussions from field experts on topics including Mental Health & Race, Hope & Joy, Disability Justice, and Reproductive Justice.
To attend the Black History Month Community Wellness Fair please register at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeaTVyTerkez_dBtCkN-WqH5oHMfHXmiLXYvePewijQ2Hj8EQ/viewform