Amigos is a small, volunteer-driven human rights organization that was established in Eugene, OR, in 1993. It was originally created to assist Latin American families who came to the United States after having experienced political violence and torture, and was formerly known as Amigos de los Sobrevivientes (Friends of the Survivors).

Amigos continues its commitment to promoting respect for human rights through its current programs, which focus on youth leadership development and advocacy on behalf of immigrant rights as human rights.

In carrying out its programs, Amigos Multicultural Services Center draws upon support from a variety of friends and allies, including: CAUSA, PCUN, American Friends Service Committee's Project Voice, Western States Center, Community Alliance for Lane County, Lane County Migrant Education Program, and the Trauma Healing Project.

We are extremely grateful to our individual donors. In addition, we wish to thank the following foundations for their recent financial support: The Hundredth Monkey, McKenzie River Gathering Foundation, Ben & Jerry's Foundation,, and the Penney Family Fund, a member of the Common Counsel Foundation.

Teresa Montes

Executive Director

Guadalupe Quinn
Patricia Cortez


Amigos supports President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy that will provide protection from deportation for eligible undocumented immigrants who came or were brought to the United States at a young age. For information about DACA, please go to the web site www.uscis.gov/childhoodarrivals.


Patricia Cortez, founder and facilitator of Amigos' youth group Juventud FACETA, has received the American Dream Award from CAUSA, Oregon's statewide immigrant rights coalition, for her work with Latino youth!
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