A Community-Led Disaster, Recovery & Resilience Gathering

May 15, 16 & 17, 2024  |  Sunriver, Oregon

Raíces de Bienestar

Raíces de Bienestar, established in 2021 as a 501(c)3 non-profit, is dedicated to enhancing the mental health and emotional wellbeing of the Latinx community through culturally-grounded practices, evidence-based interventions, education, and capacity building. Rooted in values of Community, Culture, Trust, Cultural Diversity, Community Wellness, and Sustainable Change, the organization prioritizes continuous professional development, fostering the bilingual & bicultural behavioral health workforce. Offering prevention programs, clinical mental health services, and organizational capacity building, Raíces de Bienestar, founded by Dr. Ruth Zúñiga and Bonnie Lerner, brings over 20 years of collective experience to address mental health disparities. From the “Latinx emotional health signature curriculum” to community programs like charlas, the organization’s impactful journey includes recognition, awards, and a focus on climate resiliency and a mental health clinic, exemplifying its commitment to creating a resilient and empowered Latine community.