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For more information on programs mentioned in this story contact:

El Pueblo, Raleigh: 835-1525

The March of Dimes, Raleigh: 781-2481

The Immigrant Health Initiative, Siler City: (919) 663-2005

El Centro Hispano, Durham: 687-4635

Baby Love, Lincoln Community Health Center, Durham: 956-4000

Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Wake County: 838-1488

Welcome Baby, Durham: 560-7338

Wake County Human Services clinics for women, Raleigh: 250-4629

A Guide to Latino Organizations in the Triangle

There are over 100 Latino organizations in North Carolina. Although most of these are very small, and may not have an office or staff, they are part of a progressive, and innovative group of Latino leaders who are known nationally for their work in an emerging Latino state.

The following organizations are based in the Triangle area. A complete listing of Latino entities can be found on the web site developed by the Governor's Office of Hispanic/Latino Affairs, the AgrAbility Project, and El Pueblo (

Chatham County

Hispanic Program Child Care Networks P.O. Box 1531 Pittsboro, NC 27312 (919) 542-6644 ext.12

El Vinculo Hispano 105 E. Second St. Siler City, NC 27344 (919) 742-1448 (919) 742-1451 (fax) Assistance to victims of crime, referrals, translation and interpretation Loans up to $500 for emergency needs. Driver license test preparation once a year.

St. Julia Catholic Church West Third Street Siler City, NC 27344-0526 (919) 742-5584 (919) 742-4917 (fax) Immigration assistance, legal issues

Durham County

Casa Multicultural 815 Dacian Ave., Apt. 31 Durham, NC 27701 (919) 688-6010 (919) 683-1415 (fax) Community organizing, leadership development

El Centro Hispano 201 W. Main St. Durham, NC 27701 (919) 687-4635 (919) 687-0401 (fax) Community center, youth group, women's group, ESL, HIV prevention

Catholic Social Ministry Piedmont Regional Office 902 Broad Street P.O. Box 647 Durham, NC 27702 (919) 286-1964 Counseling, domestic violence prevention, information and referrals

NCOSH P.O. Box 2514 Durham, NC 27705 (919) 286-9249 -- (919) 286-4857 (fax) Occupational Safety and Health Project

Student Action with Farmworkers 1317 W. Pettigrew St. Durham, NC 27705 (919) 660-3652 Summer internship program for farmworker youth and other students interested in farmworker issues, advocacy for farmworkers

Orange County

Liga de Futbol 412 Hickory Drive Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (919) 932-3380 -- (919) 677-0200 (fax) Soccer league

Orange County Task Force on Hispanic Issues Inter-Faith Council 207 Wilson St. Chapel Hill, NC 27516 (919) 929-9287 -- (919) 933-1112 Inter-agency task force for service providers and advocates

El Centro Latino 101 Lloyd St. Carrboro, NC 27501 (919) 932-HOLA Outreach and direct services organization, ESL classes, more

Wake County

Centro Para Familias Hispanas Catholic Social Ministries 226 Hillsborough St. Raleigh, NC 27603 (919) 834-7333 -- (919) 832-0736 (fax) Counseling, ESL for adults, computer classes, after-school tutorial Assistance with immigration and tax issues. Notary Public, translation of documents and referrals.

Culturas Unidas 975 Walnut St., Suite 333 Cary, NC 27511 (919) 467-6696 Services to Cary Latino residents

Latin American Women's Club 5513 Round Hill Lane Raleigh, NC 27616 (919) 272-3819 -- (919) 250-1087 Women's enrichment activities in Wake County

Statewide Groups (based in Raleigh)

El Pueblo 118 South Person St. Raleigh, NC 27601 (919) 835-1525 (919) 835-1526 (fax) Advocacy, leadership development, health, youth, lobbying, cultural programs, civic participation.

Governor's Advisory Council on Hispanic Latino Affairs Governor's Office of Hispanic/Latino Affairs 116 W. Jones St. Raleigh, NC 27603 (919) 733-5361 (919) 733-2120 (fax) Constituent representation, governor's advisor

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of N.C. PO Box 14308 Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-4308 (919) 782-1961 -- (919) 484-8575 Business information, economic development and community relations

AMEXCAN 336 E. Six Forks Rd. Raleigh, NC 27609 (919) 291-6180 Promotion of Mexican culture and education.

Immigrants Legal Assistance Project P.O. Box 28068 224 S. Dawson St. Raleigh, NC 27611 (919) 856-2159 (888) 251-2776 (toll-free) (919) 856-2175 (fax) Legal representation and advocate training and networking group

Latin American Association of North Carolina P.O. Box 20863 Raleigh, NC 27619 (919) 833-8225 -- (919) 847-3281 Social, cultural, international festival

Latin American Resource Center, LARC P.O.Box 31871 Raleigh, NC 27622-1871 (919) 839-7200 Statewide organization. Formal & non-formal education and community building programs for people from diverse cultural backgrounds

Latino Lawyers Association 128 E Hargett St. Suite 300 Raleigh, NC 27601 (919) 582-2100 gjimenez@michaels& Professional association

Legal Services of NC Farmworker Unit 224 S. Dawson St. P.O. Box 26626 Raleigh, NC 27611 (919) 856-2180 (919) 856-2187 (fax) Legal representation for farmworkers in labor, discrimination issues.

Mexican Consulate 336 E. Six Forks Raleigh, NC 27601 (919) 754-0046 (919) 754-0924 Constituent representation, Mexican Government Consular Service

N.C. Society of Hispanic Professionals P.O. Box 1557 Apex, NC 27502-3557 (919) 654-4516 Motivational speakers, Hispanic Educational Summit, mentoring/tutoring

Project Esperanza PO Box 26087 Raleigh, NC 27611 (919) 856-2130 -- (919) 967-2429 Domestic violence, resources and training

Voces Unidas & Centro de Apoyo P.O. Box 14049 Raleigh, NC 27602 (919) 250-4479 (919) 250-1572 Service provider, group and community


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