- Categories: Community Care Fund
About: Initiated as a volunteer effort in response to the lack of bilingual mental health treatment options for the growing Latino community across the Triangle, El Futuro was founded as a 501(c)(3) in 2004. Since that time, El Futuro has provided treatment to more than 10,000 Latino children and adults, with a mission to nurture stronger familias to live out their dreams. The nonprofit provides immigrant-welcoming (trauma-informed and culturally humble) bilingual mental health treatment in a welcoming, outpatient clinic environment of healing and hope. Additionally, the nonprofit provides school-based treatments and telehealth appointments for those who face logistical challenges in getting to El Futuro’s clinics.
2017-18 DGIN funding will help support planning, recruitment and coordination of two, 8-week Logrando La Calma groups (for adult women and adolescents respectively) to go beyond individual treatment and provide additional support for trauma healing; Replacement of aging yoga supplies (mats, props) to support participation in Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in the groups; Administration of pre-post surveys of group participants to evaluate impact and make improvements for the future; and Treatment planning and coordination between group and individual therapists and case management as appropriate.