Centro de la Familia
Centro de la Familia (Centro) began providing culturally competent domestic violence counseling and advocacy services in 1996 at the request of Colorado Springs’ Center for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, now known as TESSA. At that time, there was a lack of bilingual therapists in El Paso County, and this services gap remains an issue for Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas. Centro has played a vital role in reducing this gap over the past 21 years, expanding services to include child play therapy, support groups, evaluations, holistic advocacy, and parenting education. Today, Centro is the only services agency in El Paso County dedicated to providing “one-stop” culturally competent services consisting of counseling, advocacy, victim support, and parenting education to the Hispanic/Latino population. As Centro serves over 1,600 individuals annually, its mission is to serve as a cultural anchor and assist families in leading safe and productive lives.
Mission: Centro de la Familia serves as a cultural anchor for Hispanic/Latino families by assisting them in successfully living in a new and diverse culture.