A multi-cultural, service, research and training center for the promotion of resilience in refugees and immigrants
The specific purpose of this corporation is for service, research and training:
To provide counseling, psycho- educational services and cultural awareness programs for newcomer families and their children that is respectful of ethnic values and diverse views, including State Laws pertaining to Child Protection, Domestic Violence, Educational, Immigration and other areas.
To provide a setting for professionals who work with stressed families in newcomer and other circumstances to gain knowledge and skills to help them be effective in their work.
To develop a knowledge base for dissemination of practices, methods and concepts for use in the broad mental health and Social Services field.
FACTR is best non-profit organization to assist immigrants. A place to learn, share, and grow with everyone involved. Staff is very friendly, helpful and accommodating. I am part of FACTR as Director of Research and Training. The work is done at one's pace and feeling of achievement is very fulfilling and satisfying at the end of the day. One can be part of multiple things as the project progresses, so do not worry of getting stuck with one part.
by Radhika R. from Mountain View, CA
factr promotes the resilience and well-being of refugees and immigrants through counseling, forensic services, educational workshops and opportunities for cultural exchange with the larger community.
It aims to help immigrants and refugee families in Santa Clara County overcome the multiple obstacles they face while adjusting to living in the United States.
In my opinion, volunteering with factr is a valuable way to meet new people, especially if you are new to the Bay area. Moreover, it strengthens your ties to the community and broadens your support network, exposing you to people with common interests, neighborhood resources, and fun and fulfilling activities. Also, you get a chance to increase your self confidence providing a sense of purpose. Truly recommended!
FACTR is a great non-profit organization. They support immigrants and refugees through counselling, forensic service and educational workshops.
I'm so grateful for the volunteer opportunity and to be part of the hard working and dedicated team.
This is a wonderful platform to leverage one's skills, knowledge and expertise. It gives real time experience and walks one through the functioning of a non-profit world. In addition, there is an immense satisfaction of serving the community and mankind as a whole.
A lot of learning as well as social interaction is experienced through working with factr so would definitely recommend it.
by IRENE C. from SAN JOSE, CA
I was only 10 years old when I arrived in San Francisco. Although that has been years ago, I can vividly remember the adjustment my family went through, particularly, my mother. She's quiet and would not intentionally complain; that is, having had more assistance while residing in the Philippines she had to make a lot of adjustments. My father being as he traveled mostly around the world (retired US Army Veteran, POW & Government employee) made himself useful as he saw my mother's culture-shocked dilemma by helping her out from cooking to washing clothes of 5 children. The advantage, however, that both my parents need not be concerned with was, we (my siblings & myself) spoke English. FACTR can assist and minimize families of all cultures to adjust in any foreign land other than their/his/her alone. I empathize the adults in as much as the children when change occurs, highly in an environment of which he/she is accustomed to. Race & Religion is never the issue but rather Human Life.