Social and Community Action Unit

We work to achieve the transformation of communities, providing tools and guides that help them organize themselves and direct them along the path of improvement.

Community Innovation Office

Promotes democratic participation, empowerment and innovation in residents for community development through community planning and socio-cultural alternatives. Provides support in community organization, socio-cultural activities, creation of recreational groups for the community, service fairs and community planning in case of emergencies.


  • Employment management
  • Medical/health management
  • living arrangement
  • Government procedures
  • Social work help
  • Service Orientation

Lighthouse of Hope

Program sponsored by the Public Housing Administration of Puerto Rico that offers economic and social self-sufficiency services, support and prevention in the public housing projects of Ponce, Juana Díaz, Salinas, Guayama, Cayey and Mayagüez. Its services are aimed at children, youth, adults and older adults.


  • Reinforcement of skills in basic subjects for children from 5 onwards
  • Integration of parents in educational processes
  • Training 
  • Recreational and community service activities 
  • Psychoeducational services and evaluations
  • Development of vocational and self-sufficiency skills 
  • Home visits


The Department of the Family's Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF) program aims to end dependence on government aid, promoting families with dependent minors from 0 to 18 years of age to achieve economic self-sufficiency. The population it serves is referred by the Family Socioeconomic Development Administration (ADSEF).


  • Occupational counseling
  • Employability workshops
  • Payments for transportation and diets
  • Childcare and economic incentives
  • Assistance and support in the job search
  • Collaboration in study processes 


(Guayama, Carolina, Canóvanas y San Juan)

  • Training workshops for parents and guardians 
  • Educational workshops
  • Recreational and sports activities
  • Psychosocial services
  • Educational reinforcement for children between 6 and 11 years old
  • Training for employment

Respect and Dignity

Program for crime survivors in the judicial regions of Ponce. Her areas of focus are: domestic violence, elder abuse or neglect, child physical abuse or neglect, and homicide survivors.


  • Community intercession 
  • Psychotherapeutic intervention 
  • Motivational workshops 
  • Court accompaniment 
  • Social intervention 
  • Support groups 
  • Emotional support spaces


Puerto Rico in Optimal Health (PROSa) is a project of the Office of Population Affairs and the United States Department of Health. Its goal is to improve health, reduce pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections in young people between the ages of 12 and 17. It includes fathers, mothers, caregivers, community leaders, school personnel, and personnel who work with youth in the municipalities of Canovanas, Loíza, Orocovis, and Morovis in the dialogue.


  • Evidence-Based Programs for Youth
  • Community activities
  • Training
  • Curriculum for fathers, mothers and guardians
  • Comprehensive referral system
  • Photovoice and narration sessions

Smart Plus

Work with the prevention of risky behaviors using the evidence-based model of Intelligent Relationships 4.0 in youth between the ages of 11 to 15 years. Their innovative approach addresses positive youth development, life skills, healthy relationships, dating violence, pregnancy prevention, and responsible sexual decision-making.


  • Improve decision making
  • Increase healthy relationships
  • Promote the aspirations of young people

Older adults

We coordinate services for older adults in our communities and connect with collaborators for a dignified and full life.

We coordinate services for older adults in our communities and connect with collaborators for a dignified and full life.



The SaludArte program promotes comprehensive health in people over 60 years of age residents of Ponce, Guayama and Salinas with limited access to health services.


  • Links with public or private agencies
  • Visits to communities and homes
  • Workshops, talks and health clinics
  • Accompaniment and monitoring
  • Recreational activities