LARA’s MISSION – Strategize with Recovery Community Organizations to build culturally appropriate addiction recovery services and language accessibility for the Hispanic and Latino speaking population. A 501 (c)3.

LARA’s Vision – A world where no one suffers from language disparities in addiction recovery services.

Angelo Lagares is the Founder and Director of Latino Recovery Advocates,(LARA), which is a
501 (C)3 non-profit organization that promotes recovery services in Spanish and advocates to change policies in an effort to promote cultural competency and provide culturally appropriate services. LARA’s mission is to create Recovery Community Organizations in Spanish that will ultimately reduce health disparities among the Hispanic communities. He has worked as an activist and leader in prevention in treatment services internationally. Since 1991, he has received extensive professional training and development throughout the years.He trained with
Boston University Public Health and CASA in The Joined Together Program in 2009 until 2012, Introduction to Certified Addiction Professional at Palm Beach Community College in 2008, and Human Service Specialist at Boricua College in New York in 2004. He was one of fifty advocates nationwide to be chosen to lead Mobilize Recovery, funded by Facebook’s Community Leadership program, which was aimed at changing public and professional attitudes about addiction recovery, and breaking the intergenerational stigma surrounding addiction.

In May 2019, Angelo met with Congress, in Washington, DC and spoke to Senators regarding the importance of reducing health disparities and to improve the quality of services to Latinos. Angelo was also chosen as one of twelve storytellers featured in the powerful “Stop Opioid Silence” campaign supported by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and Facebook. Angelo was the only Spanish speaker on the panel and his story was viewed and shared thousands of times. The “SOS” campaign received over 50 million shares and impressions in its first week, positioning Angelo as a vital, dynamic, influential, voice in the recovery and Latino community. Angelo’s hands-on approach is powerful and effective and he has built a network of Latino advocates, who, just like himself are passionate about translating recovery for communities in Latin America and the United States. Angelo was the director of therapeutic communities in the 90’s and also does extensive work in prevention and advocacy in Latin America. He presents research at professional conferences, builds programming with other leaders, and works tirelessly to uplift Latino voices in recovery.

Latino Recovery Advocacy Inc. – Letter of Incorporation a 501(c)3

9905 Pineapple Tree Drive,
Boynton Beach, Florida.
EMAIL: [email protected]
WHATSAPP: 561-727.7588

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Lara es una Organización sin fines de lucro que promueve soluciones en
salud mental y adicción, organizando comunidades con la información
para crear recursos en Español sobre salud mental y adicción. Creando
conciencia en la cultura sobre la importancia de romper con el estigma y
otras barreras que impiden a la persona buscar ayuda.
Algunos de los objetivos son:

  1. Reducir las desventajas en la Salud pública.
  2. Reducir el estigma en nuestra cultura.
  3. Educar sobre los derechos.

LARA representa la comunidad Latina, y por eso…
● CREO en una respuesta compasiva a una condición de salud tratable.
● CREO que las familias necesitan mucho más apoyo, orientación, atención y centros de tratamientos para recuperarse del trastorno por uso de sustancias y la salud mental en todos los sistemas, incluidos los servicios de salud, seguros y justicia penal.
● CREO que cada persona debe tener la oportunidad de ser tratada por la enfermedad de adicción con dignidad y sin ser juzgados.
● CREO que no debe minimizarse la voz de todos los miembros afectados de la familia.
● CREO que nuestras voces son importantes y que nuestras voces colectivas tienen un poder inmenso y en esa unión de voz colectiva podremos cambiar los paradigmas.
● CREO que cuando cambiamos los paradigmas, la gente empezará a sanar.