Our Mission, Vision, Core Pillars


CARECEN SF empowers and responds to the needs, rights and aspirations of Latino, people who migrate, and under-resourced families in the San Francisco Bay Area — building leadership to pursue self-determination and justice.


Rooted in its cultural strengths and inspired by the Central American justice struggles, CARECEN SF envisions our diverse immigrant community as thriving: where families prosper, build effective community institutions, and participate confidently in civic life.

Core Pillars

  • Commitment to excellence in Social Services
  • Advocacy to impact and produce policies to advance the rights of people who migrate, juvenile justice and Latino(a) health
  • Transnational bridge building for our people to thrive and live in peace, both in the United States and in our countries of origin

Hear from our Clients

  • “CARECEN SF helped with my visa petition. I could not have completed the process without their guidance.”

    —anonymous client


Respect and integrity, trust and perseverance, excellence and a commitment to social justice are CARECEN SF’s core values. We are committed to living by these values in every aspect of our work. Assisting our clients with love and compassion, considering our employees and volunteers with the upmost respect, and contributing to the self-determination of our community.