The West Modesto/King Kennedy Neighborhood Collaborative (WMKKNC) has engaged and trained multi-cultural, multi-lingual West Modesto community residents, to serve as Promotores. Also known as Neighborhood Outreach Workers, Promotores play a critical role in promoting community-based health education and prevention, particularly in underserved communities.These Promotores represent various immigrant cultures in West Modesto. Most are indigenous to the Latino immigrant communities, and they serve and speak the same language. Consequently, Promotores are able to provide culturally-sensitive service, establish trust and receive important feedback from their respective communities.
Promotores strengthen community relationships while identifying and effectively assisting disadvantaged residents or families that typically experience barriers to needed services. They work to bridge the gap between those “needing” services and those “providing” services and are committed to providing “servicio de corazon” (heartfelt service). The Promotores project is aprevention and early intervention program supported by Stanislaus County’s Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Department
Please call (209)522.6902 for additional information.