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Our Impact

The population that CARECEN SF serves is truly representative of the Latino immigrant community in the SF Bay Area.

In 2016, CARECEN SF provided direct legal counsel to 6,616 individuals

CARECEN SF’s programs serve people from the entire Bay Area. The social services side of our programs serve primarily extremely low-income San Francisco residents from Districts 6, 9, 10 and 11. Our commitment to culturally rooted, responsive and accessible programs has proven effective. Reducing barriers to economic, social, cultural and civic integration for immigrant and disconnected families in the SF/Bay Area.

Below are examples of the impact of our work.

CARECEN SF has served over 150,00 people in 31 years of operation

Who does CARECEN SF serve:

  • 90% extremely low-income individuals and families
  • 90% of people who participate in our programs are Spanish speakers
  • 90% Latina/Latino
  • 80% of population is foreign born
  • 45% of population is Mexican
  • 40% Central American
  • 13% Non-Central American, Non-Mexican
  • 3% South American
  • 3% African American
  • 3% White
  • 3% Multi-Racial
  • 3% Other

Primary Countries of Origin

  • Mexico
  • El Salvador
  • Honduras
  • Guatamala
  • Nicaragua
  • United States

and other countries in Latin America & the Caribbean

Immigration Legal Program / 2016

  • 6,000+individuals served
  • 90%individuals served are low-income
  • 189individuals connected with immigration attorneys to provide legal representation for their cases
  • 2,078cases/individuals assisted with various immigration processes (TPS, DACA, Family Petitions, U Visas, Naturalization, and more
  • 15partner organizations make up SFILDC—CARECEN SF is the fiscal lead
  • 449unaccompanied minors and others detained at the US/Mexico border assisted by SFILDC

Family Wellness Program / 2016

  • 21unaccompanied minors case management cases (UACs)
  • 27families going through SF Immigration court
  • 18comprehensive information & referrals
  • 14individuals/families connected to mental health services
  • 3community celebrations with participation of 323 individuals

Health Promotions Program / 2016

  • 135health workshops to the immigrant community with 335 participants
  • 55%participants in health promotions activities do not speak English
  • 7Saturday Paseos (Fieldtrips)
  • 79%of participants were women
  • 21%of participants were men

Second Chance Youth Program / 2016

  • 80young people ages 14 to 25 who received intensive case management
  • 22graduates of two youth leaderrship programs
  • 200hours of leadership development training provided to participants

Tattoo Removal Clinic / 2016

  • 100young people served
  • 58females
  • 42males
  • 53intensive case management