“I believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. From the moment of birth, every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering. Neither social conditioning nor ideology affects this. From the very core of our being, we simply desire contentment.”
~ 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso
Welcome to the Antolino Family Wellness Center website. AFWC, Inc. is a non-profit dedicated to the wellness of family and community. We provide several programs and services to reach our vision for domestic harmony.
include a Youth and Children’s Program, a Parenting Program, a Domestic Harmony Program, and an Anger Cessation Program. Our programs are provided for men, women, and children of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds.
We work closely with families and the community in providing the best suitable services we can offer. The center also provides community workshops on a daily basis and training’s for professionals as well as mini-retreats. Please don’t hesitate to contact our office for more information on our services and programs.
Two-year-old Antolino Hernandez died because his grandfather was too busy drinking to notice his grandson was also drinking. Antolino Family Wellness Center came to be because an incident such as this can be prevented and must be prevented.
Antolino Family Wellness Center was created in 1994 by Julia Carmen – who was born a number of years after her brother Antolino died. Julia has said that throughout her family’s history there have been many men in a constant state of disharmony, which in turn has affected those whom they love. When we come into this world, we are innocent. In order for us all to succeed we must realize “it” is within and “it” has never abandoned us. At the Antolino Family Wellness Center we invite our clients to return to that first sense of self. As the Executive Director of the Antolino Family Wellness Center, Julia understands that the real lesson is not disharmony but love and forgiveness. Read more...
The training satisfies the required training mandated by the state. Topics include: Victim Safety, Group Facilitation, Legal and Ethical Responsibility, Intake and Assessment, Teaching Required Content, and Working with Cultural and Ethical Differences. Read more...
Since 1994, Antolino Family Wellness Center has worked with and welcomed individuals who have created disharmony within their lives and within their families. Our mission statement reads, “The vision of Antolino Family Wellness Center is to promote harmony within families, communities and private and public agencies.”
When one individual finds change within themselves, the change reaches out to the greater community. Love and peace, it’s all we need. It’s all we want.
Antolino Family Wellness Center is committed to raising 2 million dollars to build harmony in community and families so that each person who learns – “I am part of harmony and I am part of peace and I am part of community” – can go out and teach wellness. Read more...