Archived Stories

The Scrap Exchange’s Vision Takes Shape

It’s been five years since The Scrap Exchange took its first steps to creating the Reuse Arts District in the Lakewood Shopping Center that El Futuro now calls home. Now the RAD is taking shape to be a center for this community to experience art, mental health care,...

Reflecting on Mental Health Awareness Month

May was Mental Health Awareness Month — a time to remember that nearly one in five people suffer from a mental illness, and that there is no shame in seeking mental health treatment. At El Futuro, we are constantly trying to dispel the stigma of mental illness and...

Ellen Cassilly Architect Highlights New El Futuro Clinic

We’re gearing up for our big move from Downtown Durham to the Reuse Arts District in Lakewood Shopping Center, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have Ellen Cassilly Architect designing our new space. Check out their most recent newsletter with an update from our...

The Vicious Cycle of Poverty and Behavioral Health

Nearly nine percent of people living under the poverty line suffer from a behavioral health concern — that’s more than seven times higher rates than are seen in people with higher incomes. The issues of poverty, mental health, and substance use are inextricable...

El Futuro Beautifies Clinic’s Green Space

As you’ve likely heard, El Futuro is excited to be moving to a 40 percent larger space in the Lakewood neighborhood in just under two weeks! In the wake of this excitement, we hosted a community work day on Saturday, April 28, dedicated to beautifying the green space...

Duke Students Award Grants to 17 Durham Nonprofits

El Futuro, which offers outpatient mental health services to Latino families in Durham, was awarded a grant from the Durham Giving Project this year. The nonprofit is moving to a new Durham location in Lakewood Shopping Center at the end of May, and there are plans to...

Undocumented Immigrants Fear Repercussions Of Accessing Healthcare

President Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric made it clear that he intended to crack down on illegal immigration. Shortly after he took office, memoranda released by the Department of Homeland Security seemed to confirm his intentions. The department boosted hiring for...

Fernando Fiore (FOX Sports) Visits El Futuro in Durham

DURHAM, NC – (December 7, 2016) — Fernando Fiore of FOX Sports (previously of Univision) brought inspiration and laughter to El Futuro when he stopped by for a visit on Wednesday morning. Fiore, who had previously spent his distinguished career working exclusively on...