Hello Friends!

I would like to invite you to join me in supporting Programa Velasco for the Annual Giving Day.  Programa Velasco serves two Salvadoran communities that mean so much to me: San Ramon, the community where I spent my time as a study abroad student, and Tepecoyo, the community where Cesar and Alejandro’s family live. In addition to providing a sponsorship program for young children to access quality education, Programa Velasco also offers a two year training program for women entrepreneurs to begin their own business. For the past few years I have worked closely with the PV mental health team to provide trauma informed care to the entrepreneurs and families supported by the program. 

I’ve been incredibly impressed by the way that Programa Velasco strives to provide high quality mental health services and programs. Additionally, since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Programa Velasco has mobilized to offer crisis support to families who’d lost income due to inability to work. I would encourage you to donate in any way you can to support this work that is more valuable than ever. I know that your donation will be put to good use!

Thank you, Laura Hershberger