Our Mission

Ujima Family Recovery Services’ mission is to provide effective, family-focused services to stop generational cycles of addiction and behavioral health problems. We promote family strengths and healthy children through culturally sensitive environments and specialized evidence based services. We empower women and their families to take responsibility for their own lives and those of their children, and to become contributing, self-supporting members of the community.

What We Do

Ujima Family Recovery Services is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to helping families recover from alcoholism, drug addiction and behavioral health problems. Since 1986, Ujima has made a significant contribution towards stopping substance abuse, and empowering mothers and their families to develop life skills to lead healthy productive lives.

Awards and Recognition

  • Ujima programs have been designated “Exemplary Perinatal Programs” for the State of California by the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs
  • Contra Costa County Children & Families Policy Forum’s Honor Roll Award
  • Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors and the Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board’s “The People Who Make A Difference Award”
  • The Recovery Happens Award
  • The Governor’s Exemplary Employer Award
  • Contra Costa Women’s Commission’s -Women’s Hall of Fame Award for Women Creating Community, awarded to the Executive Director
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – Women’s Addiction Services Leadership Institute recognition awarded to the Executive Director