latino Services

MCRC offers supports to newly arrived or established Latinos by providing bilingual information on community resources, including referrals to community supports, healthcare professionals, basic needs providers, and childcare providers.  

Services are inclusive and aim to cover a variety of needs. Overall needs addressed and services that meet those needs include: 

  • Adult Case Management – targets low-income, limited-English speaking persons living within Erie County. Typically, the process involves educating clients as to the availability of community resources that may meet their needs and helping the client access those resources. This may include: 
  • Making referrals to service providers 
  • Making phone calls and reading correspondence 
  • Coordinating meetings 
  • Assisting clients in their home 
  • Assistance is offered on an as-needed or on-going basis to eligible clients. 
  • Aging Adult Services Case Management – Case Management services Aging Seniors (60 and above) are a growing segment of the Erie Hispanic community, but many gaps exist in the service provision to this population. This program provides specific case management it addresses the issues common to this population. All seniors are enrolled with the Area Agency on Aging to determine additional eligibility of services, such as Meals on Wheels, personal care, or nursing home care. Emphasis is placed on enrolling clients in the PACE/PACENET program and/or Medicare and eligible supplements. This program also seeks to connect seniors with local senior centers that provide necessary recreational programs. 
  • Family Self-Sufficiency – The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program is a critical component of the City of Erie’s overall efforts to help residents make progress toward economic security. MCRC provides a three part program which includes case management services, work ethics training and employment support services to the Hispanic and Latino community and other non-refugee immigrant populations in Erie. The main purpose of this program is to remove barriers and prepare individuals for work and to have them obtain and keep employment – with the overall goal being financial self-sufficiency.   
  • Drug and Alcohol Education and Prevention – This program is a community-focused program that aims to reduce and prevent alcohol and other drug problems using primary prevention strategies. It is targeted to the Latino/Hispanic population, but is open to anyone who meets the following criteria: 
  • Erie County residents aged 18 years and older who have an existing or previous history of drug and alcohol use.  

Clients are screened during an intake process utilizing the DDAP Screening Tool and referrals are made to community resources such as: 

  • Erie County Office of Drug & Alcohol Abuse 
  • Esper Center  
  • New Directions  
  • Millcreek Hospital 
  • Gaudenzia Erie Outpatient 

 

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM 

Program Contact:  

Elizabeth Mendez 

emendez@mcrcerie.org 

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554 East 10th Street Erie, PA 16503

814-455-0212

mcrc@mcrcerie.org

554 East 10th Street Erie, PA 16503 | Phone: 814.455.0212 | Email:  mcrc@mcrcerie.org

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