WHAT WE DO
Over the years, our family home has seen a lot of changes. It began in a small, cramped rented house for seven children with no outdoor play area. With the help of our global supporters, local businesses, and volunteers (including Alan’s own hands!), we were able to; purchase land, build our dream family home, and are now able to provide long-term care for up to 35 children and youth at any given time.
We provide a home where all our children and youth have green outdoor spaces to safely play and grow. Our family home has safe and comfortable bedrooms, a play area, a chapel, a library, a home school and classroom, an onsite office and a pool for swimming lessons.
Our family home is a safe haven and oasis in the middle of Tapachula.
We aim to provide an environment where all our children and youth have the opportunities to complete their education, receive important health and wellbeing care, and are supported to transition into independence when they are age appropriate and ready.
HOW WE DO IT
In the beginning, Pam started home-schooling the children with only the help of her daughter Hannah. Today, every child and young adult is attending schools, extracurricular activities and even higher education! In 2014, we saw the creation of our Youth Transition Program which helps our young adults develop skills such as independent and practical living, health and nutrition, positive role modelling, financial planning and budgeting, and practical support sourcing employment. We’ve seen our young adults thrive becoming successful graduates, workers and parents.
The children come from traumatic backgrounds, which is why we also feel it’s important to provide therapy, one-on-one sessions, and specialized classes like cooking! With the combination of all of our programs, care, and family focus, we believe that every child has the right tools to build a life that they love, deserve and can choose. Breaking the cycles of poverty and abuse, our children and young adults continue to inspire, bring positivity and fill the world around us with hope.