We strive to eliminate stigma, oppression, racism and poverty
The Latino Collaborative promotes holistic practices designed to build safe, strong, resilient families in San Mateo County. We work to increase access to stigma-free services and treatment involving mind, spirit and body to all San Mateo County residents, regardless of insurance eligibility. We believe that services that integrate Latino heritage, culture, spirituality and family values will nurture and strengthen the health of Latino individuals and families.
- Understand the Latino community from all perspectives by examining dynamically the social, cultural and history of Latinos
- Provide Latino value-based practices and advocacy that acknowledges the diversity of the Latino community and promotes services that nurtures and strengthens the health of the family and the individual
- Develop new innovative ways to adapt our institutions and programs for the delivery of integrated service that addresses Latino heritage, culture and language
With the support of the Mental Health Services Act, the Latino Collaborative was created in 2008. Since then, members of the Collaborative have been committed to give voice to the Latino Community through creative, innovative and collaborative efforts that promote integrated, culturally congruent holistic health. See the Latino Collaborative Brochure (English, Spanish) for more information.
- Sana Sana - Annual Latino Health Forum
- Latino Providers Mixer
- Drumming Circle with the Spirituality Initiative
- Intergenerational Fishbowl
- Rae Tapia's Life Celebration with the PRIDE Initiative
- Parent Group
- La Cultura Cura ~ Culture Heals: Indigenous Healing and Chicano/Latino Mental Health
- Latino Round Table
- Latino Family Nights
- Drug Education Night
- Peace Walk
Latino Collaborative Resources:
- 2009 Latino Collaborative Presentation to BHRS Leadership (Ziomara Ochoa and Hector Robles Moncada)
- 2005 Latino Access Study - Presentation to National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
For more information regarding the Latino Collaborative and ways to get involved please contact the co-chairs: Hector Robles Moncada at (650) 363-4112 ext. 218 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Latino Collaborative is funded by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).