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The mission of Caminar Latino is to create possibilities for Latino families affected by violence to transform their lives and their communities.
Caminar Latino or "Latino Journey" carries out its mission by creating safe spaces for each family member to begin their journey towards non-violence. Caminar Latino is Georgia's first and only comprehensive domestic-violence intervention program for Latino families.
Our specifics services include:
Support and reflection groups
Assistance with Temporary Protective Orders
Access to shelters, legal services & counseling services
DFCS-referred/Court-mandated women's group
24-session family violence intervention program certified by the State of Georgia that includes:
Critical-consciousness & education groups focusing on domestic violence
Substance-abuse education component
Sharing groups for adolescents and children 0-12 years old
Liaison with schools and juvenile courts
Community Education and Outreach
Program Statistics Since 2000, we've provided over 131,000 individual services to...
by Holly M. from Alpharetta, GA
I started volunteering with Caminar Latino in Sept 2012 and have very much enjoyed my time with the agency. There are many opportunities to use your skills and also build upon and learn new skills. I always felt very supported with good supervision during my time of not only volunteering with youth witnesses on Wednesdays but also at the agency office. I feel I have gained more than I have given at this agency and feel thankful for the honor to work with Caminar Latino. The families of Caminar Latino show incredible resiliency and the youth have taught me so much. There is a multitude of opportunities from youth group facilitation, working with the youth music program to providing administrative support at the office.
Caminar Latino is an amazing organization. In addition to weekly group services, there are other opportunities to help like yard sales. Coming to Caminar is easily one of the highlights of my week. The program tries its best to consider your preferences in which group you volunteer with. Additionally, the staff members are incredibly supportive and make every effort to get to know the volunteers. I highly recommend volunteering at Caminar.
I have volunteered at Caminar Latino for about one year and I have truly enjoyed my experience. Through Caminar Latino, I have had the opportunity to connect closely with many youth and make a positive difference for families experiencing domestic violence. Specifically, I help facilitate a youth group and help organize social and emotional learning activities.
It was refreshing to find an organization that focuses on the strengths of its participants and that treats all staff, volunteers, and participants with respect. As a volunteer, I was invited to supervision meetings and my voice has always been valued. I am also impressed with the volunteer coordinator who is very organized and willing to go the extra mile for families and volunteers.
Finally, Caminar Latino is flexible about matching volunteers with the type of work they want to do (e.g., working with young children vs. teens). Overall, I have been very happy with my experience at Caminar Latino.