Coffee Afrik at a Glance
A Crisis Cafe Like No Other
We know that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives.
Back in 2018, we launched the first-ever Somali crisis café, serving homeless people, domestic victim-survivors, and those battling addiction.
Our crisis café grew to provide peer support to people who are feeling distressed by having someone to talk to in a relaxed, non-clinical setting, with specialist support staff on hand working in partnership with existing local health partners.
"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together"
Vincent van Gogh
One Step at a Time
Food Donation Drop-Off
Reinforcing our Commitment
Helping The Community
Senior Social Isolation
Becoming a friend
“All I wanted to do is stay at home all the time and didn’t go out as I had very bad anxiety leading to panic attacks. I would cry all the time…Since I started coming here, I have built up the strength to go out on my own. I have made some new friends and I have a lot more support.”
“I’ve never felt so supported, listened to and appropriately cared for….There are probably six or maybe seven occasions where I’ve come here instead of where I would have gone to A&E or ended up spiralling out of control in this crisis and ended up doing something stupid.”
Hackney's only Somali centre must expand to meet community's needs
For decades, a little shop on Ridley Road has been Hackney's first and only Somali community centre, where women go to discuss the issues affecting their lives and to get support and advice.