Founded in 1968, the House of UMOJA was officially organized in 1970 as a communication and youth development agency. Upon discovering that Queen Mother Falaka’s six sons had joined a gang, she and her husband, David Fattah took the bold step of inviting the gang to become a part of their family. With a commitment to keep alive and out of jail, the Fattah home became the House of UMOJA Boys Town, and initially operated for three years without public or private support.
The House of UMOJA is an internationally known organization that is dedicated to the positive development of youth, reducing violence and abusive behavior, providing interventions in negative behavior and improving the quality of life for economically disadvantaged urban male youth. It has a history of service and had received over a 100 awards for its work with at risk youth, ending gang warfare, and community service.