VISIÓN: a look at life behind the scenes
Save the Date: 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019
Visión is an annual highlight of the Saratoga racing season featuring the opening reception of the new pieces in EOC’s photography project “Estamos Aqui” (We Are Here). This is a curated exhibit and ongoing project in which Latino immigrants document their everyday lives and present their own photographs to share their experiences of living and working in the Saratoga Springs area. Through this inspiring photo collective, we gain a unique insight into the lives of those who contribute so meaningfully to our community.
This event benefits Saratoga County EOC’s Latino Community Advocate Program, which operates a full-time seasonal office at the recreation hall at the Saratoga Race Course where we provide vital services to the largely immigrant backstretch workforce who care for the racehorses. Our bilingual staff organize programming and meet one on one to address the individual needs of workers and their families. We work to create a welcoming community where all workers feel comfortable asking for help and feel connected to the local community.
LCAP offer services at the backstretch that offer support in four main areas: health, legal, education and financial.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes
Photography Workshop Series and Exhibit (Estamos Aqui – We Are Here)
Immigrant Rights Trainings
Immigration Legal Services through free and pro-bono attorneys
Free Income Tax Preparation
Assistance with Employment Paperwork
Asset Building – opening bank accounts, budgeting and managing finances
Access to Medical and Health Services
Interpreting Medical Appointments
Assistance with Health Insurance Applications
Interpreting and Document Translation
Referrals and assistance navigating local resources
Mobile Consulate on Wheels for Passport Renewals and Consular ID Cards
About the Latino Community Advocacy Program
The Latino Community Advocacy Program also provides services to the immigrant community year round and is a program of Saratoga County EOC, a local nonprofit dedicated to supporting low-income individuals and families work toward self-sufficiency and achieve their goals. To learn more, the EOC’s annual report can be found here.