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Mrs. Huerta has received permanent residency, a driver’s license, and assistance for her autistic son.
Meet Mrs. Huerta. Mrs. Huerta is a 51 year old female who lives with her husband and her 13 year old child. In the summer of 2017, she came to All Peoples to inquire about services for herself and her son. She inquired about our computer classes and ESL program and immediately participated in both. Through the intake process, a FamilySource Center intake specialist found out that her 13 year old son was autistic and could benefit from case management services.
Through the case management assessment, FamilySource Case Manager Yessenia Villacorta discovered that Mrs. Huerta had already submitted an application to immigration services on her own and was awaiting a response. She was however, in need of assistance with Regional Center advocacy and legal and immigration services information. When setting up an action plan with her case manager, Mrs. Huerta asked for help with translation services for an upcoming IEP meeting at her son’s school as well as translation services at the immigration office. Mrs. Huerta also requested advocacy at the regional center and at her son’s school.
Mrs. Huerta’s case manager accompanied her to the IEP meeting at John Adams Middle School and to the immigration office where she received the good news that her application for permanent residency was approved. Mrs. Huerta did not have a Driver’s License before, but with the documentation of approval and an Alien Identification Number, she could apply for a DMV license. With the assistance of her case manager, Mrs. Huerta found a driving school and completed the driver’s license application. The case manager was also able to drive her to take the driving test. Mrs. Huerta passed the driving test, and is now a licensed driver. Last month, she received her permanent residency card from immigration services.
Mrs. Huerta is actively participating and receiving services at our center. She has participated in the ESL class, computer class, supplementary food program, and Christmas program. She also filed her taxes through our VITA program and participated in the Christmas program.
Because of Mrs. Huerta’s tenacity and with the advocacy provided by her FamilySource Case Manager, Mrs. Huerta is on the path of creating a better life for herself and her family.
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About All Peoples Community Center
All Peoples Community Center (All Peoples) is an all-encompassing neighborhood center whose mission is to provide social services and programs that empower individuals and promote community, respect, and self-determination for all.
Founded in 1942, All Peoples has served as a true safe haven and trusted place for low-income children and families in South Los Angeles. Today, All Peoples provides a myriad of social and educational services to more than 6,600 people per year in its 20,000-square-foot center located in a residential area of South LA’s Vernon-Central neighborhood, immediately south of downtown Los Angeles. Services are designed to achieve the following goals: to help children succeed at each stage of development; to strengthen and support individuals and families and build community; to prevent violence and crime in the community and the home; to address the root causes of gang involvement; to provide job training and create job opportunities; and to help seniors stay active and engaged.
All Peoples is a vibrant hub of activity for children, youth, and families six days a week, year-round. Services include licensed extended day childcare, after school programs, academic tutoring, a computer lab, summer camp, summer jobs, an alternative high school, workforce development and career assistance, financial literacy and education, parenting classes, domestic violence support groups, food distribution, a community micro-garden, a senior volunteer program, and more.
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