La Cocina Therapeutic Family Support

There are times in life when we all need extra care and support.  La Cocina, or The Kitchen in English, is named after the warmest, most inviting, and most nourishing place in our home.  Our program offers a safe space for families to come together for key therapeutic services in Spanish, including individual and/or family therapy, parents coaching, structured therapy groups for parents and adolescents, directive and non-directive play therapy to promote safe and healthy childhood development, and Charlas that sustain community wellbeing.  Cesar Chavez said that “all revolutions begin in The Kitchen…”  La Cocina invites you to cook up some revolutionary change with us.

La Cocina is a program of The Family Center/La Familia. The program offers free-of-charge mental health services to monolingual Spanish-speaking families living in Larimer County.

“TU PAUSA” IS OUR THERAPY-SUPPORT GROUP

As of October 4, 2017, La Cocina is proud to offer its community support group services at First Presbyterian Church, which is located at 531 South College Avenue, in Fort Collins. For more information on Tu Pausa, our Wednesday support group, please contact Lorena Mendoza at 970-221-1615 ext.5318, or via email at LaCocina@thefamilycenterfc.org. The group meets on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30p.m., and is followed by a community dinner from 7:30 to 8:00 p.m. Space is currently available for new group members to enroll.

 

INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY THERAPY SESSIONS: HOW TO MAKE A REFERRAL?

La Cocina offers a wide range of services customized to each family’s needs. At this time, mental health services for individuals, families, and children/youth are available by appointment only. To make a referral to La Cocina, please complete our online referral form at https://lacocina.typeform.com/to/Df1j7V (English form), or at https://lacocina.typeform.com/to/uMyGch (Spanish form).

 

APPLY TO BECOME A CHILDCARE WORKER

La Cocina is proud to offer a dedicated children’s wellbeing curriculum while youth and adults attend our weekly therapy groups. To apply for a position in our exceptional childcare work team, please complete an application at https://lacocina.typeform.com/to/FsNbw3.

 

BILINGUAL PSYCHOTHERAPISTS MAY VOLUNTEER TO SUPPORT OUR FAMILIES

La Cocina largely depends on the financial and time support of caring community members. Psychotherapists with at least a Masters level education may apply to offer services to La Cocina families by applying online at https://lacocina.typeform.com/to/K5mVXY. All services, including supervision are delivered in Spanish.

 

NON-CLINICAL VOLUNTEERS MAY ALSO APPLY TO SUPPORT LA COCINA

Any member of our community is welcome to volunteer for La Cocina. Support is needed in the areas of fundraising, food preparation, and food donations. Interested persons may apply online at https://lacocina.typeform.com/to/Qc3p7T.

For more information, contact us at 970-232-0740