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Social services

Most Latin American immigrants who come to Canada are often fleeing the oppression of tyrannical political regimes and economic turmoil. They leave their struggles behind only to be overwhelmed once more by a culture that is completely foreign. Unable to communicate in English or secure meaningful sources of employment, accompanied with other social pressures, the immigrant families face uncertainty and insecurity.

Having walked in their shoes, Fr. Astudillo and the founding members, created this Centre to ease the pressure and provide support and hope. The Centre has several programs designed to help new immigrants and other members of the community to integrate into the Canadian society.

Services offered by professional social workers, psychotherapists and lawyers, (who are also volunteers) oversee the following programs:

- immigration consultation and workshop
- anger management workshops
- drug and substance abuse counselling and workshops
- individual, couples, family and group counselling

 

The Centre also provides the following to support our community:

- seniors' club
- youth club
- mobile clinic
- organic community garden
- extensive volunteer program to serve the needs of the community centre and its projects