Mano a Mano Family Center works to help reduce toxic stress, and promote Hope (resilience), to help the people we serve remain strong.
We were established in 1988. We are the oldest Latino and immigrant-led community-based organization in Salem-Keizer Oregon.
We reach 2,000+ families, annually, who live in Marion, Polk, and six other counties in Oregon. Our leadership and staff is from the same communities we serve. They have personal experience with poverty, discrimination, immigration, etc., to help understand the people they serve.
We connect people to help in times of need. We also help develop healthy social connections. We support caregivers to increase their knowledge of parenting and child development. We provide supports to help the positive development of children and youth.
We work to improve the social determinants of health, and to address the adverse community experiences, that impact the health and wellbeing of the community. This requires supporting Equity and Social Justice in areas such as education, health, housing, justice, and many more.