El Centro de Amistad Launches New Panorama City FamilySource Center Program

PANORAMA CITY, CA – January 25, 2024 -El Centro de Amistad (ECDA) is proud to announce the launch of its new Panorama City FamilySource Center (FSC) Program, designed to address the urgent needs of families, empower them to achieve greater financial security, foster opportunities for improved academic achievement, and contribute to building community wealth.

The FamilySource Center is a comprehensive initiative that aims to provide a wide range of essential services to local communities. These services are tailored to meet the diverse needs of families, creating a supportive environment for growth and success. The key services offered at the FamilySource Center include:

  • Employment Services:
    1. Application assistance
    2. Job referrals
    3. Resume development
  • Housing Support:
    1. Landlord/tenant mediation
    2. Housing navigation
    3. Limited Direct Financial Assistance
  • Asset Building:
    1. Financial coaching
    2. Financial workshops
    3. Tax Preparation
  • Education Assistance:
    1. Tutoring
    2. College application support
    3. Summer learning program
  • Community Outreach:
    1. Clothing distribution
    2. Food and diaper distribution
    3. Workshops and more

The FamilySource Center is committed to becoming a vital resource hub, empowering families to overcome challenges and build a foundation for a brighter future. By offering a holistic approach to support, El Centro de Amistad aims to strengthen the fabric of the community, fostering resilience and self-sufficiency.

“We are excited to introduce the FamilySource Center as an integral part of El Centro de Amistad’s commitment to community well-being. Our goal is to provide a one-stop destination where families can access a variety of services to enhance their lives and create a positive impact on the community as a whole,” said Luis Cervantes, Executive Director at El Centro de Amistad.

The launch of the FamilySource Center signifies a significant step towards building a more resilient and empowered community. El Centro de Amistad invites community members, partners, and stakeholders to join hands in supporting this initiative and making a positive difference in the lives of local families. The official grand opening of El Centro de Amistad’s FamilySource Center located in Panorama City will be held in March, more details to follow.

For more information about the Panorama City FamilySource Center and its services, please contact FSC Program Manager, Carina Campos, at 818-441-7127 or email at carina.c@ecda.org.

About El Centro de Amistad:

El Centro de Amistad (ECDA) is a non-profit community-based organization dedicated to providing a range of mental health, social, and supportive services to enhance the well-being of individuals and families in the Greater San Fernando Valley and the City of Los Angeles. ECDA has 3 locations in Canoga Park, San Fernando, and Panorama City. Services are provided in the office, field, and virtually by skilled staff in English Spanish, and other languages as needed. Through collaborative and tireless efforts ECDA strives to address the diverse needs of its constituents to increase self-sufficiency and well-being.

For more information about ECDA’s services and programs, please visit www.ecda.org.