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:
El Programa Hispano offers a wide variety of services for low-income Latino families, including a low-income taxpayer clinic, green jobs assistance, food stamp assistance and the MIOS program that offers bilingual and bicultural mental health services to low-income Latinos.
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.
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
2740 SE Powell Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97202
For more information about El Programa Hispano, please contact:
Linda Castillo, Division Manager
Kathryn Kelley, Project UNICA Program Manager
Alison Dunfee, School-Based Services Program Manager
Patricia Rojas, Anti-Poverty Services Program Manager