Centro La Comunidad is the Latino family center of Catholic Charities located in Burlington, NC (Alamance County). Centro La Comunidad is a United Way Partner Agency and collaborates with community agencies to serve families in need.  The center provides information and referral services, goal-oriented case management, immigration legal services, employment services, disaster response services, community workshops, and advocacy.

Since 1998, Centro La Comunidad has worked together with communities, families, and individuals to help them address issues that affect their lives.  All staff and volunteers are bilingual in English and Spanish, and the center is open to all who are in need.

Counseling

Catholic Charities provides referrals to ensure that those in need of mental health counseling are connected with licensed, affordable providers.  At this time, clients in the Durham area are referred to El Futuro, a nonprofit agency which offers counseling services in English and Spanish.

Persons in immediate crisis have 24-hour access to mobile crisis services by calling 1-800-510-9132.

Immigration

We assist in the completion and submission of various legal documents from application to Naturalization to family unification. Our professional staff also provides informational sessions to parish and community groups on immigration rights, responsibilities, and current immigration issues and resources.

Please be advised, our staff is not able to represent families during legal proceedings. All cases related to deportation or a removal situation are referred to the NC Justice Center.

Eligible clients can also receive a “Faith ID,” an identification card that is recognized by municipal police departments for individuals who are unable to obtain state-issued identification. These “Faith ID” cards a collaboration between the Burlington Police Department and local community organizations.

Support of the Family

We assist those who are marginalized by language barriers, socioeconomic need, and other challenges by providing families with a comprehensive assessment of needs.  Depending on the complexity of the need, this results in either initial problem-solving or a supported referral to connect with other services within the community.

For more information about the goals of this program, please visit the Program Page.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with the Family Support Specialist, please contact Lucy Rubiano at 336-222-6868 or Lucy.Rubiano@raldioc.org.

Volunteers play a vital role in the services that Centro La Comunidad provides.  Volunteers and AmeriCorps members assist with all aspects of our work.

When volunteer opportunities are available, they are posted on the Volunteer Alamance website.

To find out how you can volunteer, please contact the Burlington Office at (336) 222-6868.

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