We offer a variety of programs facilitated by state-certified community health workers, also known as “promotores.” Thirteen years ago, El Buen became one of the non-profits to utilize promotores to liaise with community members. Promotores are trusted peers with a personal understanding of the language and life experiences of the community. They help people gain access to needed services and increase health knowledge and self-sufficiency through outreach, community health education, informal counseling and advocacy.
Reproductive and Sexual Health
These classes are designed to prevent pregnancy and reduce the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections during adolescence. It focuses on teaching middle and high school teenage boys and girls safe and appropriate dating practices, such as respecting their peers and practicing abstinence.
Support for Caregivers
In collaboration with AGE of Central Texas, this unique program is intended for individuals who face challenges as caregivers. Classes include techniques to reduce personal stress, improve communication with family members and healthcare providers, how to deal with difficult feelings, making difficult decisions for their loved ones and more.