Archived Stories

El Futuro blooms with a new logo!

For almost 15 years, El Futuro has been providing culturally-responsive, bilingual mental health care to North Carolina's Latino community. We believe that every familia deserves the right to grow and bloom, and we have recently been focusing on our growth, as well....

Impacts of Family Separation, Yet Resilience and Hope for the Future

During the most recent policy of immigrant family separation, more than 2,500 migrant children have been separated from their parents as they entered the United States — parents being referred to prosecution and children being turned over to the U.S. Department of...

Living in Lakewood: thank you Ellen Cassilly Architect!

We’ve been in the Lakewood Reuse Arts District for more than two months and couldn’t be loving it more. We can welcome so many more people into this bright new space and are so thankful to Ellen Cassilly Architect.

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...