CINCINNATI – January 31, 2018 – The Su Casa Hispanic Center remains a trusted friend to thousands of vulnerable Hispanic and Latino immigrants through the support and partnership of community leaders across Greater Cincinnati.

From volunteers like Alfonso Barnes who teaches Spanish to promote diversity and inclusion in our region and Mauricio Alvarez who leads the Su Casa Adopt-a-Family Christmas celebration that benefited more than 630 children last year to Cincinnati Police Officer Richard Longworth, Fr. Michael Pucke and Cincinnati Enquirer Reporter Mark Curnutte who build bridges through their work, Su Casa applauds these community leaders. Organizations like Molina Health Care of Ohio ensure even the most vulnerable have access to health services.

“We are grateful for the compassionate support and leadership of these individuals and organizations like Molina Health Care of Ohio. They truly ‘love thy neighbor’ and their service to the Hispanic and Latino community is worthy of recognition,” said Giovanna Alvarez, director of the Su Casa Hispanic Center.

The above individuals and health care organization will be honored at the 19th Annual Su Casa Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 26, at Xavier University’s Cintas Center. The awards dinner is open to the public and tickets are available online.

“Over 20 years ago, Su Casa opened its doors for the first time to serve Hispanic/Latino immigrants fleeing extreme violence and seeking safety for their families,” Alvarez said. “We remain committed to extending a warm smile and embrace to immigrants struggling to rebuild their lives.”

Since 1997, Su Casa has provided social, educational, language, and health care referral services to the Hispanic/Latino community in Greater Cincinnati. It is a program of Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio, a United Way Partner Agency and accredited by the Council on Accreditation. Su Casa extends its gratitude to the following sponsors: Sisters of the Precious Blood, P&G, Xavier University, Molina Health Care of Ohio, Morgan Stanley/Graystone Consulting, SC Ministry Foundation, Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, Dave Bruno and Margy Conditt, PNC Bank and YMCA of Cincinnati.

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Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio cares for the most vulnerable in our community for over 100 years. Programs serve the poor, protect the vulnerable and welcome the stranger regardless of religious background or country of origin. Our mission to enlighten, serve and empower is enabled by the generosity of donors and volunteers. Together, we serve and bring hope to more than 120,000 people each year.