LCF connects the Latino community to resources by actively providing leadership development to promote self-advocacy within existing communities. The Healthy Latino Families Initiative has been a program of LCF since 2012, and its goals are to bridge the gap of access to health services while advocating closing the disproportionate health outcoems of individuals and communities.
LCF currently provides free and unbiased health care coverage counseling to over 1,000 individuals each year. LCF also offers community engagement, outreach, and education services regarding arsenic and lead contamination in the surface soil through the King County Dirt Alert program. LCF engages community members and local media to help spread the word about health issues and environmental conditions that impact our communities.
In the past ten years, LCF has:
- Engaged over 10,000 individuals in King, Snohomish, and Pierce County, providing access to health care and environmental justice education and awareness through the Healthy Families Initiative;
- Provided access to medicare saving program, medicaid/apple health, food stamps, and energy assistance;
- Connected local community members in South King County with resources on environmental and climate justice issues the community is facing through the King County Dirt Alert program;
- Provided free, unbiased, and confidential assistance with Medicare and health care choices through the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) program;
- Worked with the Fair Work Center to provide education and outreach of labor standards in the community;
- Leading Community Dialogues in the community to help develop solutions for environmental inequities with the City of Seattle.