The story

Though Sea Mar was founded by Latin community leaders and health activists and specializes in treating Latin American patients, it’s an organization that promises to treat any client regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, or nationality. Holding to the values of equal opportunity and accessibility, Sea Mar provides health and human services to the less fortunate. These services include community and migrant primary medical and dental care, substance abuse treatment services, social services, maternity support services, homeless support services, health education and nutrition programs, pharmacy services, childcare, low-income, and migrant farmworker housing, and youth education and leadership programs.

At one location, Sea Mar planned to build a community center and museum space that would be integral parts of its healthcare facility. The museum would be a time capsule from Latin American culture and history. At the same time, the community center would serve as a multipurpose space used for important community events like weddings and Quinceañeras.