Serving Our Community Since 1976

Since 1976, Amistad staff and supporters have helped the elderly, persons-at-risk and persons with disabilities lead rewarding lives. We are advocates and service providers for the most vulnerable members of our community, always mindful that each client deserves to be treated with respect and dignity.

Amistad was formed in 1976 under the auspices of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). The initial goal of the organization was to provide transportation and social services to elderly residents and persons with disabilities.

Mrs. Lucy G. Acosta was a co-founder of the agency and served as its Executive Director for over twenty-five years. She guided the agency from its infancy when it had half a dozen employees. Today, the agency has grown to over 140 employees and an annual budget exceeding 17 million dollars.

In honor of Ms. Lucy G. Acosta and her legacy, Amistad hosts the annual Humanitarian Awards where three El Pasoans and a one local organization are recognized for their service and commitment to our community. The Humanitarian Awards also serve as the agency’s annual gala fundraiser, which provides sustainability to our social service programs and benefits the clients were serve through our Client Health and Welfare Fund.

Humanitarian Award