Project Ujima: Youth Services
Project Ujima serves youths ages 7-18 who are victims of peer to peer interpersonal violence who seek treatment at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's Emergency Department Trauma Center for:
- Gunshot wounds
- Physical assaults
Project Ujima supports youth and their families with:
- Medical follow-up with a nurse.
- Visits at the hospital and at home with community liaisons.
- School and court advocacy.
- Help with locating resources for the family.
- Mental health services for individuals and families.
- Youth development, mentoring and enrichment activities.
The average child is involved with Project Ujima for 15 months. In that time, they build self-esteem and social skills through many positive experiences, including mentoring, support groups, summer camps and more.