Latino Resource Organization
610 California Ave.
Latino Resource Organization (LRO) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, community-based social service organization. Incorporated in 1983, LRO has been providing a variety of social services to communities in the Greater West Los Angeles/Santa Monica areas. Headquartered in the City of Venice, LRO serves 2,500 people annually. LRO operates as a community grass-root resource center where families can reach out to secure basic needs.
The mission is to provide a milieu of safety-net services that offer support to low-income families. A service delivery that strives towards the strengthening of family, and one that progressively mobilizes the quality of life.
LRO is committed to services that address the social, health, emotional, cultural, and educational needs of families.
At its inception, LRO was an information and resource center for Spanish-speaking residents of Santa Monica. Through the 80's the agency expanded it's service area to include the Greater West Los Angeles areas and including Westchester and Culver City.
Programs expanded to include Case Management services and Senior Services. 1993 saw the addition of a comprehensive Immigration and Naturalization Service Program and an Environmental Education Program. In 1997, LRO moved its operation to the City of Venice, CA.
In 2000, Latino Resource Organization became a partner agency with the City of Los Angeles Family Development Network (FDN). A collaborative of partner agencies providing coordinated social-services for low-income families funded by the Community Development Department. In 2005, services that addressed the development of financial education for families living in poverty were launched. In 2009 this partnership became the City of Los Angeles Community Development Department's West Los Angeles FamilySource Center. In 2012 LRO became the lead agency to operate the West Los Angeles FamilySource Center and since then has developed a Youth Program to provide academic assistance and youth development.
Latino Resource Organization operates in the heart of the community. Recognized by its peer agencies and embraced by the people it serves.