Centro La Familia Advocacy Services

Centro La Familia Advocacy Services

Our Mission

Empowering low-income people to access life sustaining resources

Our Story

Founded in 1972, Centro La Familia Advocacy Services began as a small, urban-centered agency that provided direct advocacy and intervention services. Over the past four decades, we’ve grown into a multi-service agency that offers social service and education programs in both rural and urban areas of Fresno County.

Today, Centro La Familia provides a broad range of services to un-served and underserved residents in more than a dozen different communities. Each week, our experienced and specialized bilingual staff (English, Spanish and Hmong) works in remote areas of Fresno County to assist community members who face transportation barriers.

We serve more than 10,000 clients annually and reach more than 100,000 community members through outreach and education programs, presentations, workshops, special events and multi-media.

Our nonprofit, grant-funded organization is led by an executive director who reports to an all-volunteer board of directors.

Centro La Familia Funders

Grants support most of the programs offered by Centro La Familia Advocacy Services. Our generous partners, and their funding interests, include the Fresno County Department of Social Services Trafficking and Crime Victim Assistance Program (domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual assault), the Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health (mental health), First 5 Fresno County (children and families), The California Endowment (civic engagement) and the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (sexual assault). Nine out of every $10 that we receive is invested in programs and services, with just a fraction of our budget spent on administrative costs and overhead.

Fresno County Department of Social Services


Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health


First 5 Fresno County


California Office of Emergency Services 


The California Endowment


 

U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women  


Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission


CalViva Health


Wells Fargo Bank


Clinica Sierra Vista