We Care Outreach Ministries is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all Watts youth and residents, restore hope, strengthen family values, and build constructive relationships within communities presently divided by racial and cultural barriers. We Care Outreach Ministries is a member of the Unity Collaborative, a partnership of gang intervention service providers united to save lives and communities.
Elder Michael Cummings, also known as "Big Mike," together with his wife Sauna, founded We Care Outreach Ministries, a nonprofit organization working to improve the quality of life for residents, restore hope and strengthen families. In addition to running his own tow truck business, he leads two community programs: Safe Passages, where he walks students to and from David Starr Jordan High School — adjacent to the Jordan Downs housing complex — to ensure youth are without fear of harassment or violence; and Project Fatherhood, a program of Children's Institute, Inc., which helps fathers who are recently released from incarceration learn how to be better parents. Born and raised in Watts, Cummings believes his years on the streets as a former gang member and his experience within the criminal justice system have helped him establish trust and credibility with the people he serves.
LEADERS IN OUR COMMUNITY
The Watts Leadership Institute is currently working alongside a cohort of six organizations. The goal of the Institute is to train leaders in the initial cohort so they can pass along their knowledge and skills to a new cohort of organizations from within the Watts community. We Care Outreach Ministries is proud and grateful to be a part of this initiative.