Welcome from The Founder & CEO

Welcome to the Imara Center! The Imara Center is a Behavioral Health Agency, founded in 2007 in honor of my parents Dr. Mwalimu and Saburi Imara. Their lives, inspiration, guidance and support provided the blueprint for development of The Imara Center’s mission; to promote the health and well being of children, families and community. In keeping with the mission, the Center provides comprehensive services, which address the behavioral health needs of communities, families and individuals.

The Imara Center has taken a trauma informed approach to the delivery of our behavioral health services. These services include: Child and Adolescent Core services, In School Services, and Adult Behavioral Health Services. The philosophy of The Imara Center is built on our theory of service delivery; we believe that when we deliver services to people in ways that promote and protect valued experiences, support them in controlling their own lives and pursuing desirable personal futures, then we will be achieving our vision. Our vision is anchored in the belief that our clients understand who they are, what they want, and how they will obtain their goals within the communities in which they live.

Again, welcome to the Imara Center!


Sala I. Hilaire, LCSW, MAC, CAMS


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The Imara Center, LLC has been awarded the highest level of accreditation by CARF

International for its Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

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