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Yanawana Herbolarios

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adult Education, Education, Environment, Environmental Education, Health, Health Support, Homeless & Housing

Mission: To share, preserve, and honor cultural knowledge of the land and make it universally accessible as a means to empower and revive Indigenous living practices including medical botanical usage, water and land stewardship, and coming together as a community in times of need.

Target demographics: Indigenous, Black, Racialized, 2SLGBTQIA, Working Class, Unhoused

Geographic areas served: primarily in Bexar County, TX and surrounding counties

Programs: The People's Clinic, Street Clinic and Outreach, Project Home, Feria de Resistencia, Sowing La Futura, Community Needs Pantry, Indigenous Land Restoration Project, and Medic-Healer program

Community Stories

19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Their outreach as well as their education programs are amazing!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

No improvement needed !!! They are a awesome group and I recommend them to anyone that visits San Antonio

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Yanawana creates a space for everyone, I have honestly never felt so welcomed somewhere in my life. They are a back to the land group showing up purely for the land and the community. This group deserves support, as I can only imagine what they would do without the constraints of financial drawbacks.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Yanawana Herbolarios is a great organization that thrives with the help of community and volunteers. They empower individuals to become resilient, self sufficient and healthier. Incredible leaders!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Incredible leaders in the community. Accessibility!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This nonprofit needs more funding. They do outstanding work with the houseless community and underserved populations

Luna W.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is AMAZING and helps the community in so many ways. I am a volunteer I have a lot of respect for Maria Turvin who is the founder and fills the needs of so many. When some of my clients were really sick she brought herbal preparations to assist with the process of healing. I'm also involved in Her Herbal Medic program which supports healing and support within the houseless community. Yanaguana Herbalarios is also a steward of the land and blesses all of the plants and animals in nature and at the headquarters. Thank you for all you do Yanaguana Herbalarios!!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization goes above and beyond. I had a client in desperate need of mental health and emotional support and this organization stepped up to provide support when no one else would. Their service reaches those populations that fall through the cracks of our systems. They serve our most vulnerable brothers and sisters with love and respect.

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.