El Centro has fundraising party
November 8, 2010 · Print This Article
November 6, El Centro de Servicios Sociales held their 36th annual programming fundraiser. The night was festive and the money was raised to continue to provide programming for Lorain and its surrounding areas. Political leaders and elected officials were in attendance.
Victor Leandry, executive director of El Centro said El Centro may be seen as a Hispanic oriented service organization, but they serve over 500 families that do not speak English.
“We serve over 2,000 families a year, Leandry said. “Over 500 of them are not Latino.”
Below is a list of El Centro’s services to the community provided by their Web site. To contact El Centro call their office at 440-277-8235.
The program provides money management/representative payee
services to individuals 18 years of age and over from Lorain County who
have physical and mentaldisorders that render them unable to manage
their own personal finance. Services include accounting and individual
support to secure the basic needs for the betterment of the consumer.
INFORMATION & REFERRAL PROGRAM
The program provides services to citizens who are having trouble
advocating for themselves and accounting community services due to the
lack of resources of bilingual/bicultural services in Lorain County.
HISPANIC FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAM
The program is designed to reduce the onset of family violence within
the Hispanic and general community by providing information, advocacy,
referral, individual support, awareness, and community education to
adults and youth.
The program is designed to provide assistance to individuals who are
unemployed or underemployed. Services include: improving the
client’s job-seeking skills, assisting with resumes or filling out
applications, job development and referrals for job placement.
EL CENTRO YOUTH PROGRAM
This programs offers at risk youth between the ages of 14-21 and their
families, information, referrals, supportive services, activities and
follow-up in order to decrease violence, truancy and disrespectful
behavior in youth.
EL DORADO SENIOR CENTER
The program is designed to enhance the quality of life of Hispanic senior
citizens through culturally sensitive services which include:
transportation, supportive services, socialization, arts and crafts,
translation and advocacy.
The program is designed to translate documents from English to
Spanish or vice versa, mainly for local organizations and companies.
This service is available based on a set fee schedule. Call for details.
Visit our Facebook page to view pictures of the event.
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