Durham, North Carolina, Noviembre 08- 2020. Con una calurosa bienvenida Luke Smith Director Ejecutivo de El Futuro celebro hoy la Inauguración del Mural “Libertad” por el Artista Mexicano Cornelio Campos.
DURHAM, N.C. – A nonprofit’s new therapeutic garden aims to improve patients’ mental health during COVID-19 and the standard time change.
El Futuro is a good example of why we see capacity-building support as an accompaniment to core support funding. As El Futuro has grown in space, staff and the people it serves, it has also been able to put in place external branding that matches its achievements. The core support funding gave El Futuro the confidence to sign a lease on a new space and hire a development director, both of which helped increase its capacity as an organisation. At the same time, the capacity building funds helped it to rebrand as part of the new communications strategy to enhance its work.
“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.
Founded in 2001, El Futuro now serves the mental health needs of Latino families in Durham and Siler City in a bilingual environment of healing and hope.
“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 featured in NC State article: communities addressing mental health challenges for post-pandemic success
In this article from NC State's Institute for Emerging Issues, El Futuro is featured as one of the six communities that discusses how they are actively working to address mental health challenges and near-term needs while building support systems to thrive in a...
In this article from Buzzfeed News, our Executive Director Luke Smith, MD outlines the hardships that many of our families with children are facing while COVID-19 is disrupting their normal lives.
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, 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...