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Mental health services for Latinos are in low supply, higher demand due to COVID-19

“It’s super important to have a therapist that you’re able to identify with, that you feel comfortable with, that comes from the same cultural background,” she said, “that speaks the same language as you.” But for years, Latinos have faced challenges in obtaining culturally competent mental health care. And the need is only growing during the pandemic, as practitioners across the country receive more referrals from patients within the Latinx community.

Durham nonprofit brings tranquility to Spanish-speaking community during COVID-19

“The sounds of a flowing stream and happy kids fill the air in a most unlikely place – next to the parking lot in the Lakewood Shopping Center. El Futuro, a nonprofit mental health and substance use treatment clinic has created a new therapeutic garden complete with a recycling creek, brilliant mural and community garden.” Check out ABC 11’s article and video to learn about how we continue to help our community during the pandemic.

El Futuro stands with the Black community

El Futuro staff and supporters share a passion for nurturing the lives of individuals, families and children who are bravely facing mental health symptoms - many of which are the result of living with years of inequities, injustices, and racism. We believe in...

El Futuro pivots to provide mental health services via video

El Futuro, which has offices in Siler City and Durham, is a nonprofit outpatient clinic that provides comprehensive mental health services for Latino families in a bilingual environment of healing and hope. This week, we speak with Executive Director Dr. Luke Smith...