We asked a young woman who lives with us about her adaptation and she told us:
One of the things that I have like most is being able to do my own things and learn more,such as: How to wash in a washing machine for the first time because in the Home where I lived for 15 years I never washed because the caretakers did it and later where I lived as an adult we did not have a washing machine, so it was the first time that I did it. The same for cooking.
These little things are gigantic in the independent life. When we see this we also understand many other things about the reality of our youth and adolescents.
We ask for your prayers that we may adapt to one another and live together in peace.
This is a video of our mission in our community painting the C&MA La Granja Girls’ Home. A 64-member team working together to say, “We are the Church.” thanks to W.R.
In our country, the policy for children in residence is that the child not reside more than one calendar year in an “orphanage” home, which in many cases does not happen. This social problem affects thousands of young people who are treated as adults, which on the one hand they are by chronological age, but are not prepared for independent living. Our Foundation acts to fill the gaps that are generated due to this failure in the law. We cannot remain oblivious to system failures that affect lives and dignity. For the girls in homes the question “what do you want to be when you are an adult?” the answer is simply to survive.
“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
Continue reading Welcome to all the new girls
House of Hope, in its residency program for young university women, has received around 30 girls during these six years of operation. This is not to mention the young people who are or have been part of the team of volunteers in workshops and in the hope school. There have been 30 girls, and today we will talk about Nicole – or Nico – as she is called by her friends.
She is 24 years old and is studying Elementary Education, majoring in English. She has lived in House of Hope for the last four years. Why did she come here? What was she looking for? Did she find it?
Continue reading NICOLE