Casa Latina, Inc. is a community organization committed to promoting Latino empowerment and cultural pride in Hampshire County.
Casa Latina is an educational and cultural center located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Casa Latina was established more than 40 years ago by area Latinos to represent, celebrate, and advocate for the Latino community. Today, Casa Latina promotes Latino empowerment and cultural pride through its popular education programming, its community activities, and its access services, which include a medical interpreting service and an information & referral program.
Casa Latina’s popular education programs bring groups of low-income Latino community residents together to explore the causes behind the serious hardships that face local Latinos. Casa Latina also carries out a variety of community activities that allow local Latinos to celebrate our history, to develop a shared awareness of important health and social issues, and to advocate for our needs and dreams. Through Casa Latina’s access services, local Latinos in need of social and health
services, interpretation, translation, and advocacy learn to navigate an often-complicated – and primarily English-speaking – system of service provision.
Casa Latina is of as well as for the local Latino community. Latino community members are actively represented at all levels of its programming and leadership. Latino youth, Latina women, Latino elders, Latino fathers – Casa Latina provides opportunities for all sectors of the community to participate in its work.