Casa de Luz Village is still under construction.
Take a look at our current programs below.
Our primary work happens at our Children’s Center, where we work with impoverished and vulnerable single-parent families, many of whom are without family support or resources. The goal of Casa de Luz is to reverse this cycle of poverty and desperation and to give these single Moms the ability to hope and dream for their future again. Here we provide for a stable environment for at-risk children so that their Mom is able to study or find a job so that she can provide for her family.
This program provides opportunities for positive mentorship for at-risk middle school CDL youth (ages 12-15) during after school hours, and providing a ‘bridge’ into La Hermosa. Young men and women also interact with positive role models, a friend to talk to, and receive opportunities for homework help and skill building.
EDUCATION AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Education is the key to a better life for our families at Casa de Luz, not only for the students we help, but also for their parents. Our goal at Casa de Luz is not just a safe place for the children of our community, but a vision for their whole family to rise up out of poverty. All of the CDL parents who have not completed their basic education are given the opportunity of enrolling in our Adult Education Completion Program.
Many CDL parents have a dream to start a business, but don’t have the means to make their dream become a reality. In the micro loan program, we work with our entrepreneurs to develop a strategic plan, and then we provide the funding to start the business. In the past, CDL entrepreneurial women have started businesses in the beauty, sewing and food industries.
OWN YOUR OWN HOME
The grassroots Own Your Own Home (OYOH) program provides parents with a doorway out of poverty through affordable home ownership. Through this program, families can purchase a safe and well constructed home at a highly discounted rate, financed over a 5-year period through Casa de Luz Ministries.
CDL offers 8-week personal development courses periodically throughout the year, including The Purpose Driven Life, Life’s Healing Choices, Every Woman’s Battle and Loving our Children on Purpose parenting course. CDL staff facilitate these courses in partnership with leaders from the local church, La Hermosa.