*The Jenesse Center & the Black Aids Institute have partnered with activist, actor and singer, Jussie Smollett to help those who have been significantly impacted during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
With the surge of domestic violence cases rising during the coronavirus pandemic, and hearing from a friend of the influx of new emergency relief cases Jenesse has had to manage in the past few weeks, Jussie sprang into action by donating funds that will go towards welcome packets/bags for the shelter’s new families and began to mobilize his network to provide resources for the center that provides emergency housing for women and their children escaping the grip of domestic violence.
He will also be meeting with Jenesse’s teen efforts to help produce their annual Jeneration J Raise Your Voice for Peace singing competition which will now be a digital showcase due to vovid19 safety concerns.
Smollett, a longtime supporter of the Black AIDS Institute, will continue his goals to donate personal funds and resources while raising awareness to an organization that boldly gives back to the community they serve without wavering in times of crisis.
Jussie’s video announcement can be found here: source.
For more information on the organizations: www.jenesse.org
Jenesse Center, Inc. is the oldest domestic violence intervention program in South Los Angeles. Jenesse’s mission is to provide victims of domestic violence and their children with a comprehensive centralized base of support that is culturally responsive, and ensures their transition from immediate crisis to stability and self-sufficiency. Jenesse seeks to prevent and end the cycle of domestic violence through youth programming, education, public awareness and outreach initiatives, public policy and advocacy strategies and collaboration with key partners.
The Black AIDS Institute is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 1999 by Phill Wilson to promote awareness and prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS by targeting African American communities.