Casa de Amistad works with the Hispanic immigrant population in Athens, Georgia and surrounding counties. We provide social services, referrals, translation, education, and advocacy. We are interested in helping people help themselves. Over the years we have helped people with a variety of problems including consumer fraud issues, workman’s compensation, non-payment for labor rendered, and landlord /tenant communication. We have helped mothers obtain child support, and helped parents fill out forms so their children can get health care, as well as provided referrals to clinics, doctors, lawyers and to other agencies. An emergency family fund is available which provides financial help for a variety of needs.
Casa de Amistad is focused primarily on serving Hispanic families living below the poverty line. Many of the individuals that we serve have family members working in the poultry, food service, landscaping and construction industries. Casa de Amistad was created to support the diverse needs and well-being of the growing Hispanic population in Athens through educational opportunities and social service outreach. There are programs for both adults and children.