Working through five offices in Atlanta, Ser Familia provides a wide range of family services, including parenting classes, couples and youth programs and domestic violence services. In total, Ser Familia serves about 6,000 clients each year.
“Our Latinos and our Hispanic community have a lot of challenges,” said Belisa Urbina, CEO of Ser Familia. “There are very few services, and sometimes these are very difficult to get, in particular if that family is undocumented or is a family with mixed status.”
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the US in 2020, these challenges were made worse. To help Ser Familia extend their reach, the CDC Foundation provided a grant the CBO used to educate communities about the risks of COVID-19 and create COVID-19 and flu vaccination opportunities.
To learn more about the work of Ser Familia, watch this 2022 interview with Belisa Urbina: