See how the vision of wellness has flourished for the community over the past two decades.
Muslim American students at UCLA and Charles Drew University establish the University Muslim Medical Association. In the wake of the civil disturbances of 1992, the students decide to open a free clinic with University support.Founding
While waiting on construction to be completed, the students collected donated equipment and with the invaluable help of Councilwoman Walters, raised more than $1.3 million in funds.
On September 24th, 1996, UMMA sees its first patient. Volunteers of all faiths come together to serve, and incorporates a year later as a non-profit with its first board of directors.
Muslims saved the clinic from closure, donating $400,000 in one evening.
UMMA is recognized by Congress for its commitment to excellence as a model of Muslim philanthropyRECOGNITION
UMMA is the first Muslim American organization designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), a special status awarded by the U.S. government.
UMMA is recognized by President Obama at a White House reception. UMMA was also invited to testify before the U.S. congress on healthcare reform.
UMMA expands its facility, doubling its capacity to serve the community.EXPANSION
UMMA opened its school-based Wellness Center & Community Garden in the underserved and at risk South Los Angeles community at Fremont High School.
UMMA is certified as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
UMMA receives a federal grant to expand their behavioral health services to the South LA Community.