Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Immigrants & Refugees
  • Race & Ethnicity


17W662 BUTTERFIELD RD STE 307OAKBROOK TER, IL 60181 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

End the cycle of family trauma through innovative programs that empower, equip and encourage underserved communities.


While working as a licensed clinical psychologist and working with Latino parents, couples and children, Dr. Alicia La Hoz witnessed the pain experienced by children growing up in high-conflict homes. Wanting to end the cycle of trauma, she founded Family Bridges/Lazos de Familia, a mission-driven organization that empowers limited-resource families with tools to combat trauma, mental illness and poverty.

What began as a small group of community leaders meeting in church basements and serving a handful of families, has evolved into an international group of community champions impacting millions around the world.

Today, Family Bridges is a big family of community champions, teachers, counselors and creatives. We empower people through interactive, culturally-relevant workshops and events. There they learn skills to strengthen their relationships at home, at work and in the community. We equip leaders with curricula to build stronger communities and develop a positive environment to raise children. We encourage a culture of hope through stories delivered online and on stage.


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