Centro Hispano- Empowering Latino Families

Centro Hispano is a non-profit organization located at 650 West 100 North Provo, Utah 84601 and has been a part of the community for over 19 years.  University students that saw a need to provide services for the ever-growing Latinx/Hispanic population in Utah County founded the organization in 2002. Their mission was to “empower Latino and Utah families by providing equitable access to information, resources, and educational programs to advance and strengthen the community.”

Centro Hispano Services

Since then, Centro Hispano has expanded their mission and services to include any family or individual in need through the community resource, the health promotion, and a Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic.

Community Resource provides translation of documents, notary services, paperwork assistance, information and referrals to trusted partners, citizenship classes, and other community workshops. For more information, call 801-655-0258.

Health Promotion is trained to provide an abuse prevention education curriculum called Safe Dates, comprehensive sexual education called Making Proud Choices (with parental consent), and a parenting program called Families Talking Together. Tobacco education and cessation classes and information are also available, as well as information on COVID-19 and the vaccine. In addition to teaching, Health Promotion participates in and holds community outreach events to provide families with community resources and a fun night out. All Health Promotion services are free of charge.

Centro Hispano, Empowering Latino Families in Utah County

The Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) is a valuable resource for those who have questions or need help navigating complex tax terms and systems. The LITC keeps clients up to date with tax trends and changes, offers free financial literacy classes, controversy resolution, payments plans, and assists with past tax filing.

A Hispanic Roundtable was created in 2020 to better assist the Latinx/Hispanic community with specific issues they face, and the Teen Health and Wellness Coalition aims to help youth succeed by providing parents and youth-serving adults with the tools to better aid in their success.   

Centro Hispano is a proud member of the Drug Prevention Coalition and works with the coalition to increase resources and positively impact the lives of Utah County residents through research, education, and policy changes. 

Guest Post By: Abraham Hernandez

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