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Our Mission

To improve the quality of life for at-risk youth and families of diverse backgrounds by offering multi-cultural counseling, support and outreach services and programs to help families to overcome adversity, to become empowered, and to succeed in their lives.

Our History

La Familia Counseling Center, Inc.(LFCC) has been providing multi-cultural counseling, outreach, and support services to low income, at-risk youth and families for over 38 years. La Familia has a history of successfully operating programs and has been widely recognized locally, statewide, and nationally. Services are free and bilingual staff are available. LFCC is easily accessible by either Bus Line 61 or 63, the Fruitridge Light Rail Station, and offers extended evening hours to 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.


Our Values

First and foremost we understand that we are accountable to our community for the services that we provide. LFCC holds itself accountable for its actions and results. LFCC must be a good steward of the funds that are invested in the agency.

Mutual Respect
LFCC believes the only way to be successful is to forge lasting partnerships based in mutual respect. Success is achieved in working in collaborative partnership, working together to achieve results. LFCC is strength based building on the strengths of families and communities.

LFCC believes in inclusiveness. LFCC is committed to diversity within our staff and program delivery.

LFCC cares about the welfare of the families we serve and improving the quality of life. LFCC believes that it is in caring about others that we can as a community reach out to others in need and reduce the isolation and hopelessness that confronts so many in our communities.


LFCC understands that there must be compassion for others and not be quick to judge others. There are circumstances that create insurmountable barriers to individuals. We must be understanding of their situations and help to empower them with skills and resources to succeed and overcome in their lives.

LFCC believes in the importance and value of family. We understand that families are very diverse and do not fit the traditional norm. We have worked hard to create a sense of family at LFCC through LFCC staff and program delivery system. Strength based, LFCC recognizes that families and communites have strengths to build upon.

LFCC believes in empowerment of individuals with skills and resources in order to become self-sufficient. We believe in providing information and opportunties for individuals to become stakeholders in their communities. We believe that individuals need to be empowered so they can impact policies that impact their lives and work with others to improve their community’s quality of life.

As a leader and catalyst for change LFCC looks for strategies, approaches and models that can be utilized to solve community problems, enhance capacity building, and strength based and promote self-suffiency.

LFCC understands that enthusiasm is contagious and brings with it hope and opens up new exciting ways to see oneself and the world around them. We strive to maintain and generate a high level of enthusiasm for the work we are doing on behalf of youth and families. Enthusiasm generates innovation and creativity.






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