The Village Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed in 2001, by Jewel Thais-Williams. Our main mission is to provide affordable, accessible, and effective professional services in complementary medicine to the community. We originally began as a natural healthcare clinic offering nontoxic treatments for people with HIV/AIDS.
Our activities have expanded to include treatments for a wide range of diseases. We treat clients who are at risk for, or who have already developed diabetes, hypertension, high blood pressure, arthritis, heart disease, chronic diseases, and/or have any variety of pain issues.
Our patients come from all walks of life, and all are welcome. Many of them are Latino and African Americans who have a high risk for HIV/AIDS, diabetes, hypertension, prostate cancer and breast cancer. We provide innovative, culturally-relevant preventative health education as well as therapy. Our treatment and educational programs offer practical tools for reducing the risk of disease; for those who have an illness, we offer tools for learning to live with it.
Our Primary Mission is to provide affordable, safe, effective, and culturally competent complementary health care treatment, including acupuncture, nutritional and psychological counseling. As part of our mission, we have created a culturally and linguistically sensitive environment that empowers clients, fosters their self-esteem, and encourages them to take responsibility for their own health and for the health of their families and communities. We offer culturally appropriate health education and disease prevention in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean to our ethnically diverse clientele.
Our Vission is to offer the general population, under-served, insured and uninsured individuals culturally complementary therapies that help improve and maintain their physical and psychosocial health at affordable rates. We embrace the three treasures of Traditional Chinese Medicine — physical, mental, and spiritual health. We encourage our clients to share the importance of integrated health care with others. We take our motto from Maya Angelou: “As soon as healing takes place, go out and heal somebody else”.