“Thank you, Centro Latino Americano, for connecting us to all the resources you guys provided and gave to us. You gave me hope. The food boxes that we received were a blessing. Also, the information you gave us for the other organizations really did help. We decide to go to Catholic Community Services and we ended up going to EWEB and to Lane County Human Services and got help as well. But we couldn’t have known where to go to get these amazing services if it wasn’t because of your organization. I also wanted to share the great news! That next week I will be going to Portland for my citizenship appointment. And the other great news, is that I got a job in Cottage Grove it’s a little far, but like how you told us we must start somewhere! Thank you for your support and guidance!” – CLA Social Services Client
Centro Latino Americano provides a spectrum of services to families that range from crisis intervention to job advocacy. Most services are free, although we do charge minimal fees for document translation, notarizing documents, making photocopies and sending faxes.
Services for children and families: Our caseworkers provide comprehensive, wraparound human and social services for Latino families and children. The caseworkers intervene in crisis situations with direct assistance, referrals, and advocacy. Our agency distributes food boxes, clothing, and bus passes; provides access to transitional housing; and coordinates summer camp activities and recreational activities for children and families. We offer assistance to women and children in distress. Our agency is a Safe Place for runaway teenagers.
Employment advocacy: Our caseworkers and volunteers assist clients with job searches. They help clients prepare resumes and fill out job applications. We also offer direct assistance to workers searching for day labor opportunities.
We assist our clients thanks to the generous support of volunteers, and through grants and partnerships with Food for Lane County, faith-based organizations, individual donors, Lane Transit District (LTD), St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County, United Way of Lane County, Lane County Department of Health and Human Services, Womenspace, and the Trillium Community Health Plan, among many others.
Translation, notarization, and interpreting services: Our caseworkers have the ability to translate (Spanish to English and vice versa), notarize documents, and provide interpretation over the phone for clients with limited English proficiency.
Privacy: Client privacy and confidentiality is our top priority. For more information on how we keep information secure, click here.
The Social Services Program is sustained by private donations from community members like you, client fees and the following partner organizations: