Project AMOR currently serves families and children enrolled with the Department of Child Safety (DCS) and the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD). Project AMOR supports families with children in care including children with special needs.
Project AMOR was founded in 1973 and was specifically created to meet the needs of children and families within the Hispanic community by providing a bilingual/bicultural focus which is unique to the agency. The program was founded by a Doctor that had a child with Down Syndrome. Although there were services for families that had kids with special needs, e.g. Down Syndrome, many of these services and/or providers were unable to accommodate Spanish speaking families. It so happens that this doctor and his family's primary language was Spanish and because of the difficulty finding support to accommodate their cultural background, this doctor, along with friends, many of whom were business partners, formed Project AMOR.