14 BOYS

14 GIRLS

14 DOUBLE ORPHANS

ORPHAN CRISIS IN MEXICO

The Republic of Mexico has a total population of 127 million people. The capital Mexico City  is one of biggest cities in the world, nine million people. Mexico has a growing economy, however, the gap between the rich and poor is growing larger, especially in urban areas. Mexico has a high rate of violence, and this violence is on the rise. In fact, there were more violent killings in 2017 than at any point in the past twenty years. Poor and rural communities lack policing and security, therefore, these areas have become a popular drug-and human-trafficking hub. Unfortunately, Mexico has a startling population of orphaned and abandoned children. These children are at risk of being recruited to gangs, forced into child labor and human trafficking rings. They need the immediate safety of homes like Casa Hogar Maria Atkinson.

CASA HOGAR MARIA ATKINSON

Casa Hogar Maria Atkinson faithfully serves the most vulnerable children in Mexico. Children come for many reasons including death of a single parent, death of both parents, abandonment due to poverty,  substance abuse and parents too ill to provide care. Casa Hogar  Maria Atkinson began with a group of people in Obregón City who sought to provide a happy, healthy home to the street children they constantly encountered. In 2007, their dream was realized as Casa welcomed its first group of children in need. Today, they are able to provide a safe haven for the precious young people that first stirred their hearts and many others who are at-risk in the country of Mexico. By the grace of God, they’ve even been able to find adoptive parents for a some of the children in their care.

Serving Orphans Worldwide travels to every orphanage we partner with to ensure needs are legitimate and 100% of funds distributed goes to the livelihood of the children.

PROMINENT ISSUES

Abandonment

Many children are abandoned in Mexico because of domestic violence and abuse, poverty, or because their families have fled to the U.S. Many abandoned children wander the streets, where they work and are more prone to suffer from exploitation .

Abuse

Living in poverty, children in Mexico are more prone to abuse in their homes and in school. Compared to other countries, Mexico has one of the highest rates of child death from abuse.

Drug Abuse and Crime

Many children in this part of Mexico are surrounded by cartel activity. Many gangs recruit from among the poorest neighborhoods. For many, earning money through criminal activity and the drug trade is more appealing than the alternative of extreme poverty.

HOME

Casa Hogar Maria Atkinson is comprised of 6 buildings. The facility not only has gender appropriate dorms and offices, but they also have an on site school. The children have the space to play, and enjoy being children.

EDUCATION

The home has its own primary school and preschool on premises. Right now, one of their most urgent needs is to provide education to children who are far behind where they should be in school. 

FAITH

Each child has access to their own copy of the Bible, and they all attend church. The caretakers at the home say that is has been beautiful to watch the children gradually transform by the power of the Holy Spirit. Through intentional discipleship, children are coming to know Jesus and His immense love for them.

HEALTH

The children have access to proper medical care, and are always taken care of when they are sick. The children are served 3 nourishing meals a day, and receives most of its food from the land and livestock which they farm, providing a source of sustainability. Thanks to a generous donor, the home now has access to clean water 24/7, a sure way to prevent water borne illnesses among the children.

SPONSOR THE HOME

Casa Hogar Maria Atkinson – Sponsorship Needs

$31,000 of $39,900 raised

This year, we have a goal to help improve the quality of care for these amazing children, and we need your help. Your gift will help provide education, a safe home, health, and adult mentors who can share the Love of Christ. Our promise to you is that 100% will go directly to the home.

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