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205 39th Street
Richmond, CA 94805
Ph: (510) 412-5930
Fax: (510) 412-0567
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About Us...

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Overview:

West Contra Costa County educators, civic leaders, mental health professionals and residents established Familias Unidas in 1979. The founders of our nonprofit organization envisioned a "community counseling and information center" helping people in a holistic and culturally appropriate manner.

Our programs use the “Health Model” to provide preventive health education and outreach, psychosocial case management support and psychotherapy. We strive to integrate individual, family and community to our treatment plans to increase the well being, empowerment, and self-sufficiency of our clients.

Our service approach is based on the premise of “La Cultura Cura” (recognition and validation of the inherent ability and power of individual’s cultural values to sustain and heal). This approach includes the operating principles of “Conocimiento” (knowledge of the persons served) including the cultural diversity of Latinos, “Confianza” (building trust) with Latinos at risk, and “Unidad” (the unification of families and communities) that will enhance the movement towards needed change and “Poder” or empowerment.