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Padres Efectivos

A recently completed PCORI-funded research project called Padres Efectivos at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research in partnership with El Futuro, Inc. asked community members to provide advice on the researcher’s work in mental health care for Latino...

El Futuro provides psychiatric services to immigrants

DURHAM, N.C. — In 2002, during his psychiatry residency at the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Luke Smith saw a gap in services to low-income Latino patients, both in the emergency room at UNC Hospitals and at the Carrboro...

500K grant to El Futuro will help Latinos

DURHAM — A $500,000 grant to Durham-based El Futuro is expected to help hundreds of additional low-income immigrant Latinos thrive at work, school, and home. The award, announced Wednesday, was made by the Oak Foundation, based in Geneva, Switzerland. “We are blown...

Latina girls find voice in song

Nine Latina youths wrote a song called “Vívela,” or “live it” debuted at an El Futuro luncheon El Futuro provides bilingual mental health care to the Latino community BY NATALIE RITCHIE nritchie@newsobserver.com DURHAM — When Jenna Horgan first approached the group of...

El Futuro helps Latinos with mental health, addiction issues

Luke Smith, MD, is executive director of El Futuro in Durham. Photo Courtesy of El Futuro. DURHAM — Psychiatrist Luke Smith counseled a Latino child recently who had been through hell. The girl crossed the U.S.-Mexican border by herself after her mother died and her...