5625 W. Master Street
Philadelphia, PA 19131
The House of Umoja is an internationally known organization that is dedicated to the positive development of youth, reducing violence and abusive behavior, providing interventions in negative behavior and improving the quality of life for economically disadvantaged urban male youth. It has a rich, 38-year history of service and has received over 100 awards for its work with at-risk youth, ending gang warfare and community service.
The House of Umoja (HOU) is a comprehensive residential and community outreach [Peace In The Hood] program that provides a positive living environment for boys ages 15-18 who unfortunately lack a sufficient family structure and it operates on the principle of the extended family, guided by the African-American concept of Nguzo Saba, which provides a therapeutic methodology through which the lives of residents are successfully redirected.