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Latinos en Acción

Latinos en Acción supports local networks designed by and for Latino community members working for mental health recovery and unity.   Recovery Learning Communities (RLCs) in all regions of the state host events, culturally-sensitive networking opportunities and advocacy efforts for Latino peer support on a local level.  Many offer peer support activities in Spanish.

Details on RLC websites, Facebook pages and calendars

Mental Health in the Hispanic/Latino Community

In 2010, Latinos made up 10.5% of the Massachusetts population. This amounts to approximately 627,654 individuals, roughly half of which are of Puerto Rican origin or descent (US Census Bureau, 2010).  The population is disproportionately young and native-born, both characteristics that put an increasing number of Latinos at risk for mental health problems. Thus, the need for culturally and linguistically appropriate services will continue to grow at a rate far outpacing the supply of mental health providers.

Evidence is growing to suggests that peer support is a viable solution for bridging this gap and may result in higher positive outcomes in Latino communities.

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Other Resources

BestColleges.com offers guides in both Spanish and English

Scholarships for Hispanic Students
Undocumented Students College Guide
Financial Aid Overview
College Planning for Parents and Students

Contact for Latinos en Acción

Catherine Quinerly
98 Magazine St.
Roxbury, MA, 02119
(617) 442-4111
Toll Free: (877) 769-7693
Fax: (617) 442-4005
catherineq@transformation-center.org