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The Latino Family Resource Center

The Latino Family Resource Center

Our Latino Family Resource Center (LFRC) is Chattanooga’s only community resource center dedicated to serving the needs of the local Latino community. We provide services in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.

Our center staff and volunteers provide a wide range of services including:

  • Information and Referrals
  • Case Management
  • Document Assistance
  • Citizenship Workshops
  • Employment Information Services
  • Educational Outreach, Information Sessions and Workshops

Information and Referrals & Case Management

We help clients access the services they need. Whether it be directly through one of our caseworkers or through a referral to a trusted partner agency, we work with our clients to ensure their needs are met.

Document Assistance

We help families fill out paperwork such as healthcare insurance applications, school forms, rental leases, SNAP renewals and more.

Citizenship Workshops

Board member and volunteer Carlos Calderin, an immigration attorney, provides free citizenship workshops to teach aspiring citizens about the citizenship test and requirements.

Employment Information Services

We provide information about jobs available at the local level. We do this through information posted by local employers on our Jobs Board.

Educational Outreach, Information Sessions and Workshops

We organize information sessions and workshops on topics aligned to our clients’ needs. This includes legal rights sessions, power of attorney events, passport fairs and more.

Latino Family Resource Center Partners

  • The City of Chattanooga
  • Carlos Calderin
  • Chattanooga Public Library
  • Chattanooga Bar Association
  • Chattanooga Police Department
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
  • Red Bank Baptist Church
  • Tennessee River Gorge Trust
  • Lula Lake
  • East Side Elementary
  • Orchard Knob Elementary
  • Howard High School
  • East Lake Elementary

 

Since its inception in 2013, the LFRC has helped over 30,000 individuals access the services and information they need. The center not only serves as a resource for the Latino community but for the Chattanooga community at large. La Paz will continue serving through culturally relevant programs while creating more avenues of interconnection in our city.

For information about partnering with La Paz or to schedule a consultation, please contact Vivian Lozano Sterchi, Director of Social Impact, at vlozano@lapazchattanooga.org or call the La Paz office at (423)624-8414. Walk in hours are Tuesdays through Thursdays from 9am-4pm.

Vivian Lozano, Client Services Coordinator