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Yanawana Herbolarios

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community & Neighborhood Development, Disaster Aid, Disaster Preparedness & Relief Services, Economic Development, Health, Health Support

Mission: To share, preserve, and honor cultural knowledge of the land and make it universally accessible as a means to empower and revive the practice of holistic living, medical herbal usage, water catchment and purification, land preservation, and coming together as a community in times of need.

Target demographics: medically and nutritionally underserved

Direct beneficiaries per year: 400 clinic clients, 50 seniors, 200 workshop attendees, 30 youth workshop attendees

Geographic areas served: the United States, primarily San Antonio, TX

Programs: free botanical integrative clinics, sustainable skills education, and community garden assistance

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

great group of folks and great knowledge. they hosted a great workshop for our space and look forward to working with them further.

Jerry H.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Yanawana Herbalarios are what community health and well being should be about. Not only does this team serve the people they work with; they empower individuals and communities by teaching how to build safe water systems, functional tools, provider gardens, herbal medicine and self-sufficiency. The community responds by remembering the knowledge of the Elders, those who imparted the same knowledge not so long ago. It's also interesting to note how the Herbalarios are welcomed with open arms by Emergency First Responders, who recognize the value added benefits of simple but powerful survival skills.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Real good, kind hearted from the Earth people are at the heart of Yanawana Herbolarios. They are always listening, teaching, guiding, cultivating, growing, evolving and I could go on and on. And, they kind to mother earth and respect all her elements.
I support Yanawana Herbolarios because they are the fountain of knowledge I seek. I'm so lucky they live and work in San Antonio, TX

Maria C. T.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I'm honored to serve with this organization. This organization does important work by providing free health-care to low-income community members as well as free education on topics of sustainable living such as water collection, permaculture, food preservation, botanical medicine making, and first aid. Working with this organization has been life-changing work for me and I'm grateful for the chance to be part of it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a dedicated and passionate group of individuals working to build a healthier, more resilient, and more sustainable community. So much heart and hard work goes into their efforts to provide free clinics, events for elders and youth, educational programs, and post-disaster outreach...and these are just a few of the amazing things they have in the works. The leaders of Yanawana Herbolarios have a gift for turning few resources into meaningful and effective community building.

Sam C.3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Awesome non-profit organization in the tradition of Herbal Medics, that helps provide education, botanical medicine, post-disaster preparation and assistance and much more to underserved communities in the San Antonio and Central/S TX region.

Thomas B.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The personal sacrifices and dedication of this entire team is incredible. The time and effort they invest in providing care to the under served communities of the San Antonio, South Texas areas and beyond have is incredible. Watch for them in the future and take an opportunity to serve with these folks.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Yanawana Herbolarios is an amazing organization that empowers people by teaching them survival skills and herbal medical knowledge to help themselves and their community. They also provide disaster relief and community clinics to our most vulnerable members of society who most need our help. In unstable times of climate change and lack of affordable, accessible healthcare, Yanawana Herbolarios, is a much needed organization in society. I am honored to be a volunteer in the process of training with this organization to help my community. I believe Yanawana Herbolarios is an intregral part of communities becoming liberated and self determined in times where systems have fallen short.

Gordon S.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Yanawana Herbolarios is led by a team of extremely driven and capable women. The only thing in the way of YH being able to do profound Good in the community is access to resources. Despite this obstacle, YH still is able to positively impact the community-in-need in San Antonio as well as and other organizations.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

YH is such a diverse, talented group who are dedicated to serving the community and spreading education of self sufficiency!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first volunteered with Yanawana Herbolarios in fall of 2017, right after Hurricane Harvey flooded much of the Texas gulf coast, leaving many people without a home to return to and in great need of support. Yanawana Herbolarios was sending a team to the Houston area to bring much needed supplies, offer free integrative health clinics, and general support to area residents. While I was unable to be part of the team going to Houston, I was given the opportunity to make an impact by assisting with the food and supply drive, contacting stakeholders, and being part of the communications team. I had never done any communications work before, but felt very confident in this role after the training session we completed. Everyone that I interacted with was quite knowledgeable and dedicated to their work, and very welcoming. It was such a good experience that I went on to continue volunteering in some of their community programs, as has my daughter. I am very grateful to get a chance to make an impact in the lives of others so directly, and with such a great organization. I hope to continue to volunteer with Yanawana Herbolarios, and look forward to participating in the new programs that are coming up this year.