CCTC’s Abriendo Caminos program supports families living in the Philadelphia area who have recently emigrated from Mexico and who are struggling behavioral health challenges and associated acculturation. The program connects families to valuable physical and behavioral health, social service and community resources. The program provides direct services to children ages 3 through 18 who display serious emotional and behavioral challenges.
CCTC’s Abriendo Caminos program is currently the only provider of behavioral health services that are tailored to the Mexican community and meant to address the challenges that arise from recent emigration. Much of the staff is comprised of members of the community, who have experience in social service work and are familiar with Mexican culture.
Abriendo Caminos has created strong relationships with community resources, leaders in the community and an alliance with the Mexican Consulate. We partner with various programs and events that target the Mexican population to reach new community members. Abriendo Caminos has been able to provide support to children with extensive behavioral and mental health needs that otherwise would go unaddressed due to lack of access to services.
Contact: Ivan Vila, Abriendo Caminos Team Leader