Camesha L. Jones
Hi! I'm Camesha.
Learn more about my purpose work below.
I'm Camesha! I serve as a Social Worker, Entrepreneur, and Community Mental Wellness Advocate.
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I am the Founder of Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness. Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness is a social enterprise that provides low-cost mental wellness services and community support for young Black women in Chicago. I've lived with a mental health condition for over 7 years and overcome many challenges to achieve optimal mental wellness. I combined my social work & personal experience to create Sista Afya to help Black women experiencing mental health challenges to get the information, community support, and resource connection necessary to be mentally well. Since 2017, my team and I served over 1500 young Black women through mental wellness support services and community events in Chicago.
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Mental Wellness Advocate
As an advocate for people living with bipolar disorder, I created BOLD & bipolar™ - an inspirational photo blog that celebrates the brilliance, beauty, and boldness of people living with bipolar disorder all over the world.
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Community Mental Wellness Practitioner
I approach my work through Radical Social Work practice by working at an individual & community level to advocate for equitable resources, healing, and justice for marginalized communities. I've enjoyed spending the last 8 years of my career serving my community on an individual and systems change level in the fields of mental health & interpersonal violence prevention. I've worked and received training at the: Growing Home, Inc.; BUILD Inc.; Chicago Torture Justice Center; UCAN; and Presence Health.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and received my Masters degree from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. I graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors from Spelman College with a B.A. in Sociology. I received small business training & graduated from Sunshine Enterprises.
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My Service Offerings
My God-given gifts that I can use to support your work are:
Program development for mental health and wellness organizations and businesses.Professional development workshops focused on topics such as: community mental wellness care for young Black women; mental health care for young adults; and radical social work practice. Strategic community outreach & engagement for mental health organizations and businesses.
I utilized my offerings most recently by assisting TMH Behavioral Services create a support group program for Black men. I also taught professional development workshops focused on Radical Social Work Practice and previous to that
Community Mental Health Care for Young Black Women at the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration.
If you're interested in getting support to take your skill set or business/organization to the next level, send me an e-mail by scrolling down to the bottom of this page.
What I'm up to when I'm not working
I'm a recovering workaholic but I have a few favorite things. When I'm not being a busy body, I love to immerse myself in Black culture, reading empowerment books on my Kindle, and watching the latest Netflix comedy special. Being in Chicago has made me a foodie and you can catch me at places all over the city getting my grub on.
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