The mission of the Latin American Health Alliance is to identify and address the significant health disparities that exist for Latinos living in the greater Worcester area. LAHA advocates for the Latino Community; researches and responds to important social issues that affects the Worcester area Latino population. LAHA implements initiatives and programs that address identified service gaps.
Treatment is not likely to be successful by simply treating people for a few months and letting them go. Long term survival demands that we give individuals the tools they need in order to maintain and support themselves after they leave the facility. It is with this in mind is why LAHA championed the other two facets of the HRH program that make it unique.
First housing, LAHA runs a recovery house next door to the treatment center. This program, CASA REYES, allow those in recovery to live on their own while still maintaining contact with the treatment center and participating in groups and activities with those at HRH. Recently this year 2019, the program purchased and renovated another transition house to help combat the significant housing issues. This house will be opening soon and will provide affordable, stable, safe housing for the graduates.
Secondly, Job Training, without a source of income, without job skills, the chance of long term success is remote. To combat this the Latin American Health Alliance opened Café Reyes, a café that serves as a job training program for residents of HRH and its graduates.