Posted on October 24th, 2011 admin No comments
MISSION STATEMENT: Our mission is to provide health programs and social services to the Latino community.
VISION STATEMENT: Our vision is to create a positive impact in the Latino community for a better quality of life.
GOALS: JUST TO HELP ANYONE
Since its inception, Fundación Latinoamericana De Acción Social (FLAS Inc.) has provided education, HIV counseling and testing and treatment referrals for Latinos affected by HIV/AIDS, as well as STD referrals. Throughout the community, we host education seminars and health fairs at a variety of locations, including churches, civic organizations, consulates and even on-street corners. Our team of experts and volunteers go anywhere they are needed in order to provide the education and preventive services that will ultimately reverse the trend of growth rates of HIV/AIDS infection among Latinos in the Greater Houston Area.
Studies show that many Latinos remain dangerously uninformed regarding the causes, symptoms and treatment options available related to HIV/AIDS. Additionally, the cultural stigma attached to this deadly disease plays a large role in its continued spread in the Latino community, where merely discussing HIV/AIDS is taboo in many homes and neighborhoods. Our founder, community health advocate Elia Chino, has been on the front lines for more than 20 years, working to break down the barriers that prevent open discussion of the health risks and the preventive steps available that can save lives.
Some of our accomplishments over the past five years include:
- We have educated over 10,000 Latinos on how HIV/AIDS is transmitted
- Hosted 300 educational events and health fairs
- Offered free treatment referral to more than 6,000 Latinos
- Created a life line of people helping people by arming them with life saving information
How Can You Help?
- Become a FLAS volunteer
- Sign up to host fundraising events in the community
- Make a monthly donation of just $25, which enables us to provide education and testing for two youths who might otherwise be at risk for contracting HIV/AIDS
- 6666 Harwin Dr., Suite 370, Houston, Texas, 77036