Welcome to Centro de Apoyo Familiar (CAF)

Dear Clients, Friends and Supporters of CAF. We are delighted that you are visiting our website. I am proud to introduce to you Centro de Apoyo Familiar or the Center for the Assistance to Families (CAF), a non-profit agency serving the Washington Metropolitan area and Lawrence, MA.

FAMILIAS SANAS/HEALTHY FAMILIES INITIATIVE

The goal of this initiative is to strengthening the families by providing emotional, social and educational support to improve their quality of life in the areas of financial management, healthy relationships and physical, emotional and environmental health.
Some of the Programs under this initiative include: Casas Sanas, Ninos Sanos/Healthy Homes, Healthy Kids, Elders Program and Domestic violence Program.

frontpagepicCasas Sanas, Ninos Sanos- Healthy Homes, Healthy Children a joint project of the Centro de Apoyo Familiar (CAF) and the JSI Center for Environmental Health Studies and funded by the EPA in which 10 women from 10 churches in Lawrence, MA have been trained to do outreach and education with people in their churches on factors in their homes that affect children's health such as lead paint and asthma triggers. 

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  • In 2013 CAF celebrated its first Annual Conference
    In 2013 CAF celebrated its first Annual Conference

    In December 5, 6 and 7 of 2013 CAF celebrated its first Annual Conference and its seventh year Anniversary Dinner. Over 350 stakeholders, friends, volunteers and families gathered with us to look back on the amazing seven years that CAF has have since its creation. 

    CAF’s Annual Conference consisted of three days filled with joy, information, resources, and enthusiasm. On Saturday, we gathered over 150 leaders from the faith community to learn about CAF’s Connectors Network – a growing network of faith-based organizations that are making a great impact in their communities and in their neighborhoods. The Conference hosted special workshops to connect faith and community leaders with other specific programs and community services, such as CAF’s Asset Building programs, Healthy Families initiatives and more. 

    CAF also had its Casa y Comunidad Fair and helped a number of families get information on how to buy a home, or avoid foreclosure. We brought HUD approved housing counselors, lenders, CAF Healthy Family Initiatives Promoters, and other key community resources.


    We hope you can join us next year in celebrating our Second Annual Conference. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter or visit our website for event dates and more information on the work we are doing. Please visit our Home Page gallery to view pictures and video from our first Annual Conference.


    Sincerely,

    Walkiria Pool, President and Founder
    Damaris Batista, Executive Director

  • In 2013 CAF celebrated its first Annual Conference
    In 2013 CAF celebrated its first Annual Conference

    In December 5, 6 and 7 of 2013 CAF celebrated its first Annual Conference and its seventh year Anniversary Dinner. Over 350 stakeholders, friends, volunteers and families gathered with us to look back on the amazing seven years that CAF has have since its creation. 

    CAF’s Annual Conference consisted of three days filled with joy, information, resources, and enthusiasm. On Saturday, we gathered over 150 leaders from the faith community to learn about CAF’s Connectors Network – a growing network of faith-based organizations that are making a great impact in their communities and in their neighborhoods. The Conference hosted special workshops to connect faith and community leaders with other specific programs and community services, such as CAF’s Asset Building programs, Healthy Families initiatives and more. 

    CAF also had its Casa y Comunidad Fair and helped a number of families get information on how to buy a home, or avoid foreclosure. We brought HUD approved housing counselors, lenders, CAF Healthy Family Initiatives Promoters, and other key community resources.


    We hope you can join us next year in celebrating our Second Annual Conference. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter or visit our website for event dates and more information on the work we are doing. Please visit our Home Page gallery to view pictures and video from our first Annual Conference.


    Sincerely,

    Walkiria Pool, President and Founder
    Damaris Batista, Executive Director

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