Latino Collaborative

little girl and grandmotherWe 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.

Our Mission:

  • 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.

2012 Events:

  • Latino Providers Mixer
  • Drumming Circle with the Spirituality Initiative
  • Intergenerational Fishbowl
  • Rae Tapia's Life Celebration with the PRIDE Initiative
  • Parent Group

Previous Events:

Latino Collaborative Resources:


For more information regarding the Latino Collaborative and ways to get involved please contact the co-chairs: Hector Robles Moncada at (650) 573-3571 or hmoncada@smcgov.org, Ziomara Ochoa at (650) 363-4111 or zochoa@smcgov.org, Katya Henriquez at katya@rapetraumaservices.org.

The Latino Collaborative is funded by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).