Core Program Values
A Casita is a family style home for abandoned and orphaned children who cannot be reunited with their families. Each Casita is home to 4-5 children and a full-time Casita mom who dedicates herself to raising the children in her care with love and respect. We raise children in their communities of origin and always keep sibilings together so that children can develop strong cultural identities. All children that live in a Casita also attend our Children's Center where they have access to medical care, educational help, life-skills programming, and much more.
Core Program Values
We create real families by placing small groups of children of varied ages and genders with permanent and loving caregivers so that true loving connections can grow.
A nutritional and culturally appropriate diet, access to medical and dental care, and a clean, hygienic environment are all essential to a child’s healthy development.
We are committed to providing all children with the tools and support they need to succeed in their education, from preschool to high school - maybe even university one day!
We believe in the importance of children growing up in their own cultures and communities and developing lifelong friendships with their caregivers and peers.
We are not just focused on right now, but on the future too. No matter what our Casita kids hope to achieve, we want them to have the support to make their dreams come true.
Why is our model important?
Children live in institutional care in Honduras
"Orphans" worldwide have at least one living parent
Research since the
has shown that institutional care is detrimental to a child's health and development
Age range of children in our "Casitas" homes
Siblings kept together through our program
Year that the United Nations approved the "Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children" which promotes family based care
We are looking for individuals, organizations, churches, and businesses to help sponsor our Casitas. Sponsorship guarantees that all of our children will continue to have a safe and secure home throughout their lives so they can grow up into healthy, happy, and capable adults.
Each Casita costs roughly $1,200 a month to operate. This includes food, rent, purified water, medicine, clothing, school fees and supplies, salary for our full-time Casita moms, weekly counseling with a psychologist, utilities, maintenance, and recreational costs. If you or your organization or business is interested in sponsoring a Casita and would like to know more about how your donation will be spent, please contact us.