A bilingual, bicultural behavioral health center providing a comprehensive continuum of care that specializes in serving the Latinx community in Massachusetts
Recognizing the disparities that exist within the Latinx community, Casa Esperanza has designed a culturally-specific, community-based program that predominantly serves a population that identifies as Hispanic and has disproportionately experienced homelessness and incarceration as well as a diagnosis of a mental health condition.
The organization's integrated approach (combining primary care, mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, and social services in the same location) includes a wide array of services that leads to a comprehensive, continuum of care. Some of the services include:
- HIV/Hepatitis C screening and treatment
- Primary care and psychiatric services
- A range of SUD treatment options, including outpatient, residential, medications for opioid use disorder, and peer support
- Intensive case management
- Supportive housing, education, and employment
Begun in 1987, Casa Esperanza is now a recognized leader in developing holistic approaches to behavioral health treatment and has become an integral part of the community. Casa Esperanza has collaborated with the Cross-National Behavioral Health Lab at the University of Denver to provide over $35 million dollars in evidence-based treatment to the Latinx community and more than $5 million dollars in evaluation and research funds over the last 10 years.
More details on the program and contact information can be found in the presentation here.