El Programa Hispano

Since 1982, El Programa Hispano has provided a wide array of social services to low-income Latinos in the Portland metro area.

El Programa Hispano's mission is threefold:

  • to increase self-sufficiency within the Latino community
  • to empower individuals to achieve a better quality of life
  • to promote mutual understanding and respect among cultures

Services offered through El Programa Hispano include:

Support Services
El Programa Hispano offers a wide variety of services for low-income Latino families, including a low-income taxpayer clinic and food stamp assistance.

Emergency Services
El Programa Hispano offers emergency assistance to low income Latinos, including anti-poverty services, skill building classes and outreach to the elderly.

Project UNICA: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services
Project UNICA assists Spanish-speaking women, men and adolescents affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.

Parent/Child Development Services
El Programa Hispano offers case management, educational activities, and support groups to Latino parents with children ages birth to five years. For information, please call 503-489-6826.

School-Based Services for Youth & Their Families

El Programa Hispano provides academic support, advocacy, skill building, mentoring, tutoring and recreation to Latino students; as well as family engagement services to Latino parents in Multnomah County school districts.
El Programa Hispano also operates two Schools Uniting Neighborhoods Schools (SUN School) in the Gresham-Barlow School District, and three SUN schools in the David-Douglas School District.

El Programa Hispano Locations:

138 NE 3rd Street, Suite 140
Gresham OR 97030
Fax: 503.666.7487
2740 SE Powell Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97202
Fax: 503.231.4327

For more information about El Programa Hispano, please contact:

Patricia Rojas, Division Manager
(503) 489-6800

Vilma Chan Vasquez, School-Based Services Program Manager
(503) 489-6809

Vanessa Micale, Anti-Poverty & Family Services Program Manager
(503) 489-6827


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