The Mission of Alase Center for Enrichment is to improve the quality of life and strengthen the families and communities for individuals through the provision of direct services and community programs. This mission is modeled after the West African Yoruba concept Alase (pronounced Al-ah-shay), which means the power to accomplish things or get things done. An additional meaning of Alase is one who heals. In a larger sense, the Alase Center for Enrichment will serve as a model of our ability to revitalize and reclaim our families, our community and ourselves. The center will provide a model of economic self-sufficiency within our community, specifically regarding mental health services.

Dr. Anthony Smith