"Welcome The Stranger"

Our holistic model focuses on long-term development through collaborating with local partners, mobilizing the church, and investing in communities. We have focused on Latin American communities and immigrants for more than a decade. Consider joining us by investing in immigrant children and youth.


Refugio Network

In the last two years, more than 11,000 Central American Refugee Youth have arrived in Houston and even more in Los Angeles, all seeking asylum from their native Northern Triangle countries whose rates of homicides and impunity have made them the most violent among the world's country’s not in war.

These Central American Refugee Youth are:

  • ‍Traumatized and are experiencing heightened stress and anxiety as they find integration into their schools, communities, and families difficult.
  • Without appropriate coping and conflict resolution skills, and are approaching crisis situations, with more than 60% showing signs of PTSD.

Together with World Vision, Urban Strategies is working to mobilize the faith community to intervene and support these youth and their families so that they may enjoy life at its fullest. Specifically, we are responding to this challenge by:

  • ‍Providing Central American Children and Families (CACF) with support in the form of tools and strategies to work through conflict
  • ‍Provide CACF opportunities that promote positive Cultural Integration and Civic Engagement
  • Raise awareness within the Faith Community of the plight of the Northern Triangle and that of Central American Children and Families
  • ‍Mobilize the Faith Community to engage in meaningful relationships with Central American Children and Families
  • ‍Identify and promote collaboration among existing service providers, people of faith and faith-based organizations.



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Bienestar Central Florida

The Bienestar Program is a ministry in which we are blessed to have the opportunity to change thousands of lives in Central Florida where the Hispanic community is growing every single day. Behind the Bienestar Program there are passionate and trained professionals that want to bring this program to the families, churches and the community in Central Florida. Our goal is to have communities that live in wellness. Our approach is to create awareness of the importance of wellness focusing on mental, physical and spiritual wellness.

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Bienestar South Florida

We are excited for the opportunity to work with our South Florida Hispanic community! Bienestar’s goal is to improve the health of the community one family at a time by providing knowledge of about physical, mental and spiritual well being. It is our desire that every faith-based organization in South Florida will begin a Bienestar health initiative to work towards addressing the most important health needs of the families in their community.

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Bienestar Rio Grande Valley

Bienestar Rio Grande Valley consists of a network of faith based organizations dedicated to improving the overall wellbeing of the Hispanic community, including body, mind and spirit.

In working with the McAllen community, the following information was gathered.

McAllen Community Health Information

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Bienestar San Antonio

Are you a Faith based leader in San Antonio, Bexar county area and surrounding counties? Are you taking a stand and being proactive in your physical, mental and spiritual health? We want to partners with you!

Bienestar strives to bring awareness in regards to some critical components that deal with health for our leaders, churches and communities.

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Bienestar Northern Virginia

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