Through collective effort, IMHP’s mission is to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and neighborhoods by addressing human rights issues in our community. IMHP has been servicing the community since 1993.

Our programs are built around strength-based principles, not individual, family or community deficits. IMHP always strives to leave individuals,families and communities better than we found them. As such, we envision sustainable communities filled with individuals and families who are better able to address problems of living holistically and appropriately.

IMHP believes Agriculture is also a “science” and should be promoted and encouraged as one in conjunction with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs to recruit young people We envision the Urban Farm project as a catalyst for the promotion of learning in the field of Botany, Agriculture, Entomology and Inveterate Biology.

Institute for Maximum Human Potential

IMHP launched a "Pop-Up" farmers market in South LA in 2013 to combat the lack of accessibility to fresh fruits and vegetables after conducting a needs assessment . The assessment identified 1 market, 26 fast food restaurant and 12 liquor stores within a 2 mile radius of its office

IMHP service area is one classified as a food desert. Food desserts are often short on whole food providers, especially fresh fruits and vegetables, instead, they are heavy on local quickie marts that provide a wealth of processed, sugar, and fat laden foods that are known contributors to our nation’s obesity epidemic.

IMHP conducts weekly "pop-up" produce markets in the heart of South LA. IMHP works with local growers and provide them the opportunity to bring fresh produce to the public. IMHP offers participants in our program $10 "Veggie Vouchers" as a program incentive and to increase access to fresh produce.


Special Needs Community

IMHP currently provides enhanced afterschool and mental health services to low income children with developmental disabilities and autism.



IMHP/Sheilds for Families Acacia Learning Center
Frances E Willard Elementary Umma Clinic