Incorporated in 2013, NiaImani CHOICES is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit community based organization dedicated to providing grassroots education and outreach services to disadvantaged residents of communities in Maryland and surrounding states.
We know many health disparities exist within our communities because of the lack of knowledge. NiaImani CHOICES aims to provide linkages to existing and new high-quality health information and resources to enable our neighbors to experience better and healthier quality lives.
NiaImani CHOICES is dedicated to serving small businesses and vulnerable populations including women and children, the elderly, veterans, single parents and male caregivers. NiaImani CHOICES provides the connections among resources to empower those in need to make healthy choices socially, economically or physically. The organization is committed to addressing all of the determinants of health, which the World Health Organization defines as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of money, power and resources at global, national and local levels.”
Through established community partners, NiaImani CHOICES offers important linkages to a variety of wrap-around community, small business initiatives and faith based resources to facilitate an important safety net of service. The organization focuses on building sustainable communities through integrated collaborations and partnerships towards the advancement of healthier communities. Together with our partners, we offer a variety of programs in communities that teach participants how to access specific resource information for their families and/or small businesses.
NiaImani CHOICES was founded by Charlisa Watson, president of CRW & Associates, an award-winning, full-service consulting firm based in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Having traveled around the country, worked in the community and hearing and seeing firsthand the challenges that vulnerable populations are faced with on a daily basis because they don’t know how to access resources available to them, Ms. Watson was inspired to start NiaImani CHOICES to provide important resources to make a positive impact on the future of her local community and beyond.