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To organize and empower residents in San Ysidro and South San Diego to take an active role in their communities by involving the residents in the civic engagement, sustainability and quality of life issues affecting their region.
Casa Familiar was founded in 1973 and is a 501(c)(3), community-based organization dedicated to serving residents in South San Diego County. Originally organized in 1968 under the name Trabajadores de la Raza, Casa Familiar has grown from existing solely to serve Spanish-speaking clients in the community of San Ysidro, to include services and programs for all of South San Diego’s residents. Early on, Casa recognized that it was working with a low-income population that has changing and varied needs. Casa’s approach allows the agency to adapt to community needs through a multi-faceted program and funding strategy. This allows Casa to continue to sustain advocacy and community organizing at its core, while examining and addressing
Casa Familiar is the leading service and community development organization in the community of San Ysidro, providing over 40 bilingual programs and services at six different sites in the community. Programs range from Civic Engagement to Health & Social Services, Arts & Culture to Education.