Centro para Familias Hispanas is the Hispanic Center of Catholic Charities located in Raleigh. The center provides social services to Spanish speaking families living in Wake and Franklin counties. Services are provided to those of all faiths, or no faith tradition.

For more information about the programs offered at Centro para Familias Hispanas, please visit the program website.

Immigration

We are able to assist in the completion and submission of various legal documents including: Applications for Citizenship, Naturalization, and Family Unification. Our professional staff also provide informational sessions to parish and community groups on immigration rights, responsibilities, and current immigration issues and resources.

Please be advised, our staff are not able to represent families during legal proceedings. All cases related to deportation or a removal situation are referred to the NC Justice Center.

Please contact Luisa Martin-Price, DOJ Accredited Representative, by email
Luisa.Martin-Price@Raldioc.Org or at 919-861-7441 to schedule an appointment

Or:

Rafael Lopez, DOJ Accredited Representative, by email
Rafael.Lopez@Raldioc.Org or at 919-286-1964 to schedule an appointment

For Walk-ins,
Mondays only, from 10 am to 4 pm.

Volunteers play a very important role in the services that Catholic Charities provide. Volunteers work with poor and vulnerable families of all faith traditions, and quite a few only Speak Spanish.

Throughout our 5 regions we have volunteers working in the following capacities: filing, reception, working in the food pantry (stocking shelves with food, organizing and implementing logistics for food donations and distribution), entering data, and organizing donated clothes.

Volunteers can also be trained to assist with our Family Support Services program. Some responsibilities include: conducting screening interviews to identify clients’ needs, assisting in the ESL or GED classes, assisting with resume writing, and working in the childcare area.

To find out how you can volunteer, please contact Centro para Familias Hispanas at 919-873-0094.

  • Raleigh Community Raises $12,OOO in Celebration of 2O Years of Centro para Familias HispanasAugust 10th, 2017On Friday, August 4th, more than 140 members of the Raleigh community attended “Dancing for a Cause: Celebrating 20 Years of Centro para Familias Hispanas”.  The event raised over $12,000 to support the work of Centro para Familias Hispanas (CpFH) in serving the Raleigh Hispanic community. Ms. Maty Ferrer, Director of CpFH, spoke about the […] Read more...
  • Centro para Familias Hispanas Hosts “Reunion de Amigos”March 1st, 2017Last Thursday, February 23, Centro para Familias Hispanas held its very first “Reunion de Amigos” at their facility located at 2013 N. Raleigh Blvd in Raleigh. About 80 people were in attendance for this successful evening. Representatives from the Latino Credit Union, Self Help, Wake Tech and other community leaders and stakeholders supported the event. […] Read more...
  • New Appointment to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Hispanic/Latino AffairsSeptember 20th, 2016For the past year, Ms. Maty Ferrer, Director of Centro para Familias Hispanas, a program of Catholic Charities, attended the Governor’s Advisory Council on Hispanic/Latino Affairs meetings as a member of the public.  During that time, she had the opportunity to be an active participant and contribute to the topics that were being discussed.  This […] Read more...
  • Mujer Preparate para el Exito (Women, get ready for success) Conference Hosted by Catholic CharitiesNovember 12th, 2015Centro para Familias Hispanas (CpFH), in partnership with Centro Internacional de Raleigh, hosted the “Mujer Preparate para el Exito” (Woman, get ready for success) conference on Saturday November 7th.  This event was organized due to the limited number of events that are offered to promote leadership and provide needed information in Spanish for Hispanic women […] Read more...
  • Temporary Protected Status for Eligible Nationals of Honduras ExtendedNovember 3rd, 2014The U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security has announced that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Honduras has been extended.  Eligible families must apply for this extension by December 15, 2014 to be considered.  The current extension will last for an 18 month period, from January 6, 2015 through July 5, 2016. Families may […] Read more...
  • Immigration Eligibility Screening – Aug 21Aug 21    Staff will work with participants to complete a questionnaire to determine if someone appears to be eligible for an existing immigration benefit, such as a family petition, DACA, or becoming a U.S. Citizen. Read more...
  • Bailando por una CausaAug 4Scroll down for English.   Por favor Reserve la Fecha: 4 de Agosto, 2O17 6:OO pm     “Bailando por una Causa” Celebrando los 2O años de Centro para Familias Hispanas Lugar: Fallon Center de Nuestra Señora de Lourdes Recepción • Cena • Baile • Rifa Acompáñenos a celebrar los 20 años del centro sirviendo […] Read more...
  • Citizenship Application ClinicJun 3rdThis event has been cancelled due to a shortage of participants. Este evento ha sido cancelado debido a la escasez de participantes. Read more...
  • Pitch in for Charity – Durham Bulls GameJune 20thMonday June 20th will be Catholic Charities night with the Durham Bulls! Read more...
  • Free Citizenship Workshop – June 16June 16Are you considering become a U.S. citizen? Come to this Catholic Charities workshop to learn more about the many advantages becoming a US citizen can offer to permanent residents. Some reasons why it may be the right choice for you include: As a citizen you are granted the right to vote. Citizens have the opportunity […] Read more...