The Guatemalan-Maya Center
25 years and counting!
The Guatemalan Maya Center formed early 1992 is a tax-exempt 501 (C)3 non-profit agency in Palm Beach County, Florida. The founder of the Center, Rev. Frank O'Loughlin, now serves the organization as the Executive Director. Fr. Frank began his commitment to the Mayan people in the early 1980's, where he served as a parish priest in Indiantown, Florida, he spent a great deal of his time fighting for a better life for the migrant farm workers. He took to the heart the plight of the Mayan Indians and led the community efforts to help them. It became obvious to Fr. Frank that the people were in a great need of help; this led to the founding of The Guatemalan Maya Center. Using a family-centered approach to preserve native language, culture and wisdom while promoting stability, resiliency, and efficacy, the Center provides unique social services primarily to the Guatemalan Maya refugee population.