Purpose Statement: Centro La Comunidad, a program of Catholic Charities, empowers Hispanic families as they overcome barriers by providing direct services and connections to community resources.

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.

Disaster Preparation & Recovery

Centro La Comunidad is a member of a nationwide initiative to increase communities’ ability to prepare for and respond to disasters.  Through the AmeriCorps program, staff at Centro La Comunidad have received formal training in disaster preparedness and response.  We conduct disaster preparedness workshops for the public throughout the year in both English and Spanish.

In the event of a disaster, Centro La Comunidad could be called upon to serve in a Disaster Response Team (DRT).  These DRT members may be deployed by the American Red Cross and local Emergency Management programs to assist with volunteer recruitment, food distribution, interpretation, family reunification, and any other needs pertaining to the disaster.


COVID-19 Update:

  • Services and appointments will be conducted by phone, email or virtually only.
  • Limited in person appointments.

Our bilingual DOJ Accredited Representative can assist in the completion and submission of various legal immigration documents including, Applications for Citizenship, Naturalization, Family Based processes, DACA renewals and other immigration processes. Our professional staff also provide informational sessions to parish and community groups on immigration rights, responsibilities, and current immigration issues and resources.

Visit the Immigration page for more information about what services we provide, if you are a new client,  please  fill out the On-Line-Intake to better serve you.

Actualización del COVID-19

  • Los servicios de inmigración se llevarán a cabo solamente por teléfono, correo electrónico, o virtualmente.
  • Citas en persona serán limitadas.

Nuestro representante bilingüe, acreditado por el DOJ puede ayudarlo a completar y presentar varios documentos legales de inmigración, incluyendo solicitudes de ciudadanía, naturalización, procesos familiares, renovaciones de DACA y otros procesos de inmigración. Nuestro personal profesional también brinda sesiones informativas a la congregación parroquial y grupos comunitarios.

Visite la página de Inmigración para obtener más información sobre los servicios que brindamos. Si es un cliente nuevo, complete el formulario en línea y así brindarle mejor atención.

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@ccharitiesdor.org.

Eligible clients can 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.

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

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

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