As we prioritize the health and safety of our staff, clients, and community, Congreso continues operating and offering services remotely UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. We are committed to continuing to serve our community knowing that during this difficult time, the need is greater than ever. Please follow us on social media for ongoing updates and additional resources and reach out to us at for any questions. Stay safe, healthy and hopeful! 

Please consider making a contribution to Congreso as we work creatively to continue our operations and support our clients during this crisis. Join the Congreso Familia today, and together we will make a difference. Gracias! 


Congreso's Health Center Continues Aiding Community

While most of Congreso’s staff is working remotely in the safety of their homes, our health center team has continued serving our patients and community on the front lines at Congreso’s Health Center.  

Supporting Ryan White Patients

Luz Ortiz Vazquez, a medical assistant at the health center, went above and beyond distributing personal hygiene and safe sex kits to our Ryan White patients! Way to go, Luz! 


Telemedicine & Urgent Services 

While some services at our health center are currently limited, our health center team has done an incredible job adapting to continue serving and supporting patients through virtual telemedicine and with urgent services. The health center is currently offering: 

  • Telehealth medical visits 

  • Prescription management 

  • Contraception services 

  • Pediatric sick/well visits 

  • Laboratory visits 

  • Ryan White services 

We’d like to say THANK YOU to our entire health center team for everything they’re doing to help our community stay healthy during the COVID-19 crisis! ¡Gracias y Pa’lante! 


Congreso Joins Global Fundraising Campaign #GivingTuesdayNow

A truly global threat like COVID-19 affects every person on the planet, and it presents an opportunity to come together as a global community. Join us on May 5th, 2020, for #GivingTuesdayNow and donate to support Congreso's mission to enable individuals and families in predominantly Latino neighborhoods to achieve economic self-sufficiency and well-being! 

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. 

During this challenging time, we’re grounded by one of our core values: “Adaptability.” Congreso is offering the following services virtually: 

  • Telemedicine & Urgent Services  

  • Virtual Parenting Program 

  • First Time Home Buyer Webinar 

  • Family Social Services 

  • Domestic Violence Hotline Support & Advocacy 

  • Harcum College at Congreso Virtual Open House 

  • Next Step Virtual Info Sessions 

  • Virtual Truancy Intervention & Prevention Services Info Sessions 


Congreso's Housing Division Debuts Mi Casa Video Series

Over the past several months, Congreso’s Housing Team has been hard at work on a special project with YAWN Productions. Clients can now watch a video series online on how to master the process of purchasing a home - directly from our HUD certified housing counselors! 

A special gracias to UnidosUS and Paul Jahn and his YAWN production team for helping us create this digital learning experience. Check it out below! 


Civic Engagement

Congreso Participates in Census Phone Bank 

Congreso Familia, it’s easy to forget we’re still in Census season! During the first week of April, Congreso’s front desk and security team participated in a Census Champion Training followed by a phone banking training with Philly Counts, Philadelphia’s city-wide initiative to support the census.  

They are now equipped and registered to call residents in zip codes in our North Philadelphia neighborhoods to provide crucial information on the upcoming census and to answer any census related question! 

Have you filled out the census for your household? Take 10 minutes and fill it out online!  

Voter Registration 

In response to the COVID19 pandemic, the Pennsylvania 2020 presidential primary election has been rescheduled for June 2nd, 2020. Please take note of the following key dates: 

  • May 18th is now the last day to register to vote 

  • May 26th at 5pm is now the deadline to sign up to vote by mail ballot 

For more information on these new deadlines and dates, or if you want to check your voter registration status online, please click here: 


Learn More!

Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1977 with a mission to enable individuals and families in predominantly Latino neighborhoods to achieve economic self-sufficiency and well-being. To learn more about our programs, check out our impact, or read about our leadership and advisory councils, click below!

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