Wecome to ALAS. We currently help our Central Savannah River Hispanic community maintain strong families. Our services help those in need become strong, resourceful, self-reliant contributors to the local community and economy.
Though the Hispanic community is our current primary focus, our services are freely available to all of the CSRA community without regard to ethnic origin, religion, or other cultural background. These services include Clinica Latina which provides free bilinqual medical services at a downtown Augusta location twice a month. Other services include direct assistance as well as networking for access other CSRA community services. Examples of this assistance include help in filling out forms for school, providing interpeter or translation help in emergencies, and networking with community resources to stop domestic violence.
Our current high priority project, already underway, is renovation of a property to house a community clinic near both University Hospital and the Georgia Health Sciences University campus. Dr. William Salazar, the current ALAS board chairman, has already started gathering the resources to make this clinic a reality. This clinic will provide free services to the uninsured in our community. The clinic will also sponsor community health education services. Years of operational experience with Clinica Latina using temporary facilities have shaped plans for the new clinic. Read more about this project on the Clinic Project Page.
If you have construction, project management, financial, marketing skills or other resources that you can give to this effort as a volunteer during this next year, please contact us by calling (706) 877-7707, sending using the contact form, or filling out a volunteer form for us.