Colombia - Casa Hogar Angeles Custodios

The organization

Based in La Ceja, Antioquia, Colombia, the organization is home to 80 children, ranging from ages 1 through 18. Founded in 1992, directed by the Fraternidad Misioneras Eucaristicas del Espiritu Santo , it is financially supported by individual benefactors. It has two houses, one in the city for 50 girls and another one 5 km outside the city for 30 boys. The children receive housing, meals, medical and psychological care, recreational activities and schooling.

The children

Hogar Angeles Custodiosis a "safe haven” to these children that experienced hardships such as abandonment, abuse, exploitation, and neglect. The main objectives of the institution are to protect the children's rights, providing them with a loving environment where they can grow up to be healthy and productive adults.

We traveled to Colombia to visit this organization and were very impressed not only by the professionalism of Mother Carla, the director of the order but also by the joy in the children's faces, the perfect order and cleanliness of the installations and above all by the love and dedication in every member of the organization. We will provide them financial assistance through our sponsor a child program.

Location

La Ceja, Colombia

Start date

April 2014

Manager

Fernando Arciniegas

The Organization

Based in Alban, Colombia, the organization is home to more than 170 children, teenagers and adults ranging from ages 8 through 60 with psycho-social and mental disabilities. The center provides them with housing, meals, medical and psychological care, therapies, recreational activities, schooling, vocational workshops.

The Children

FundacionNiña María is a "safe haven” to these children that experienced hardships such as abandonment, abuse, exploitation, and neglect. The main objectives of the institution are to protect their rights, giving them the chance to live in a loving environment and develop their abilities and capacities with their integral plan, caring for their physical, psychological and social well being.

The children, adolescents and adults are grouped in "homes" within the institution, depending on their level of functionality and they all take part in different activities. Some go to school, others participate of the bakery, farm and sewing workshops, they do social activities, therapies, exercise, etc.

We recently (April 2014) traveled to Colombia to inaugurate a Wellness Center the we equipped in collaboration with the Key Biscayne Rotary Club. We purchased specialized beds, a scale for wheelchairs, medical equipment, a treadmill machine, stationary bike and weight system, balls, mats and all necessary equipment to provide exercise for the residents.


 

Location

Alban, Colombia


Start date

November 2005


Manager

Fernando Arciniegas

- See more at: http://www.manosdelsur.org/Colombia.html#sthash.ZYr1qw8Q.dpuf

The Organization

Based in Alban, Colombia, the organization is home to more than 170 children, teenagers and adults ranging from ages 8 through 60 with psycho-social and mental disabilities. The center provides them with housing, meals, medical and psychological care, therapies, recreational activities, schooling, vocational workshops.

The Children

FundacionNiña María is a "safe haven” to these children that experienced hardships such as abandonment, abuse, exploitation, and neglect. The main objectives of the institution are to protect their rights, giving them the chance to live in a loving environment and develop their abilities and capacities with their integral plan, caring for their physical, psychological and social well being.

The children, adolescents and adults are grouped in "homes" within the institution, depending on their level of functionality and they all take part in different activities. Some go to school, others participate of the bakery, farm and sewing workshops, they do social activities, therapies, exercise, etc.

We recently (April 2014) traveled to Colombia to inaugurate a Wellness Center the we equipped in collaboration with the Key Biscayne Rotary Club. We purchased specialized beds, a scale for wheelchairs, medical equipment, a treadmill machine, stationary bike and weight system, balls, mats and all necessary equipment to provide exercise for the residents.


 

Location

Alban, Colombia


Start date

November 2005


Manager

Fernando Arciniegas

- See more at: http://www.manosdelsur.org/Colombia.html#sthash.ZYr1qw8Q.dpuf