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Resources: Latino and Hispanic Communities

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter
We are an alliance of family members and professionals dedicated to helping people with Alzheimeris disease and their families through education, advocacy, and support. The helpline includes a Latino outreach specialist.

Address: Chapter Headquarters
Robert Morris Building
100 N. 17th Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Telephone :(215) 561-2919
Helpline: 1-800-272-3900 24 HOUR CONTACT

Centro del Trastorno del Memoria Disease Center Latino Programs

en Español
A satellite clinic at Temple/Episcopal Campus to provide evaluations and care for patients with memory loss or other signs of a dementing illness whose primary language is Spanish. The bilingual staff includes physicians trained in neurology and geriatric psychiatry, a social worker and an administrative assistant. A selection of Spanish language brochures, books and video's about Alzheimer's disease and related dementing disorders are available to individuals caring for patients seen in the clinic. Community outreach activities include educational seminars for Spanish speaking caregivers and family members. The local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association offers a monthly caregiver support group presented in Spanish and a telephone support group for Latino homebound caregivers. The Latino Memory Disorder Clinic is located in room 208 of the Medical Arts Building at Temple/Episcopal Campus. Temple/Episcopal Campus is located at 100 East Lehigh Avenue in North Philadelphia. The Medical Arts Building is conveniently located near SEPTA's elevated train and bus lines. Parking is available directly adjacent to the Medical Arts Building. For more information or to speak with a staff member please contact:

Address: Episcopal Hospital
100 East Lehigh Avenue
Medical Arts Building, Suite 206
Philadelphia, PA 19125-1098
Telephone: Carmen Maria Lebron
(215) 707-0468


Time Out Respite Program
Temple University Center for Intergenerational Learning

College students are trained to assist caregivers with elderly relatives living in Philadelphia. Bilingual students are available for Latino families. Services include: caring companionship, meal preparation, providing a safe environment, assistance into the bathroom, lending support to caregivers, recreational and social activities, light grocery shopping and escort to medical services. The cost is $7.00 per hour and there is a $25.00 annual registration fee. Services are scheduled at least 8 hours per month and the same student is assigned for 14 weeks.

For more information please contact Susan G. Smith at 215-204-6540.

Community Health and Services

La Esperanza

La Esperanza is grounded in a faith-based calling to provide hospitality and service to strangers in our midst who have migrated to Sussex County, Delaware. Services include an immigration program, domestic violence program, education program, Pre and Post natal care program, and general case management assistance.

Address: 216 North Race Street
Georgetown, DE 19947-1165
Telephone: 302-854-9262
Email: laesperanza@dmv.com

La Red Health Center
La Red is a bilingual community health care center whose mission is to respond to the needs of Sussex County's minorities, those with lack of services and the uninsured, by giving these groups access to quality family-oriented, comprehensive, preventive, and primary health care services. These services are provided to anyone who needs them in a confidential and culturally sensitive manner.

Address: 319 N. Race Street
Georgetown, DE 19947
Telephone: 320-855-1233

Latin American Community Center
Offers the following services" all day bi-lingual child care, before-school and after-school child care; the Youth Services/Dropout Prevention Programs ( licensed bi-lingual prevention site) provides a full range of daily educational and recreational activities for children and youth, information and referral, emergency food; licensed bi-lingual (Spanish) drug and alcohol treatment site, HIV/AIDS outreach, education and testing; English as a Second Language (ESL); and Adult Basic Education (ABE); advocacy for neighborhood issues and needs; short and long term case management; Spanish parenting classes and other support groups such as victims of abuse, perpetrators, substance abuse and grandparents.

Address: 403 N. Van Buren Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
Telephone: 302-655-7338

Elder Law

SeniorLAW Center
SeniorLAW Center provides a combination of legal services, community education, outreach, and advocacy, incorporating a comprehensive approach to representing and empowering its clients. SeniorLAW Center also acts as a vital link in the complex network of services available to Philadelphia's senior citizens. SeniorLAW Center has a telephone message in English and Spanish to assist clients who call outside normal business hours, and bilingual staff and attorneys are available to aid non-English speaking clients.

End of Life/Palliative Care

Last Acts
Consumer/Family Resources for End of Life Care

A Spanish-language version of the updated July '03 document - This booklet includes useful products to assist family caregivers. This resources compendium is a shorter version of a more complete list assembled by the Last Acts Family Committee. Resource listings include a summary blurb, the responsible organization and ordering information.

The first living will of its kind in Spanish. The Five Wishes document helps you express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself. It is unique among all other living will and health agent forms because it looks to all of a person's needs: medical, personal, emotional and spiritual. Five Wishes also encourages discussing your wishes with your family and physician.

To order:
Address: Aging with Dignity
PO Box 1661
Tallahassee, FL 32302-1661
Telephone: (850) 681-2010 or
(888) 5-WISHES (1-888-594-7437)

Health Care

Congresso de Latinos Unidos
Congresso is committed to providing innovative, bilingual/bicultural servive programs that support and prepare families to live happier, healthier more peaceful lives.

Address: 216 W. Somerset Street
Philadelphia, PA 19133
Telephone: 215-763-8870

Esperanza Health Center
Serving the residents of Juanita Park/Kensington and surrounding area. Provides check-ups, hearing tests immunizations, vision screening and physicals.

Address: Parkview Med. Off. Bldg. LowerLevel
1331 East Wyoming Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124-3895
Telephone: (215) 831-1100

Latina Salud
WHYY's Latina Health Project
Maria de los Santos Health Center

Maria de los Santos Health Center (MDLS) is a medical facility primarily providing care to the Latino community in North Philadelphia, the majority of the providers at MDLS are bi-cultural and bi-lingual.

Telephone: 215-291-2500

Mental Health

Spanish Mental Health Resources on the Internet
A listing of Spanish-language resources on mental illness and mental health.

Casa del Carmen Family Center
A social service center for the Spanish speaking. Casa's bilingual/bicultural staff provide casework, counseling, crisis intervention, pregnancy services, drug and alcohol treatment to youth, and intensive family preservation services to families at risk.

Address: 4400 Reese Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Telephone: 215-329-5660

Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania

The Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania ( MHASP ) is an advocacy, service and education association founded in 1951 to help improve the lives of people with mental illnesses.

Address: 1211 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Telephone: 215-751-1800 or