CASA DE LUZ VILLAGE
Casa de Luz Village: Support. Mentorship. Hope. Community.
Our vision for the Casa de Luz Village is of a community of homes that provide a sense of belonging to Single Mothers and their children in the Casa de Luz program.
The Casa de Luz Village will provide emotional and practical support to the single Moms through the sense of community that is built, the sharing of resources, the building of friendship and comaraderie between the Moms, and the opportunity for mentorship among the CDL families. As these relationships, mentorship and support form, we believe that the Moms will gain strength and motivation from one another and that they will impulse each other forward. Hope will be born.
We see these homes both as providing some ‘breathing space’ for Single Mothers in our community, an opportunity for them and their children to find stability, comfort and security as they start too move forward. We also believe that the Casa de Luz Village will provide the opportunity for new Moms in the CDL program to learn and grow from the other Moms who have more time in the program and have ‘walked in their shoes.’
For generations, a family’s community has served a vital role in terms of offering camaraderie and support. Our hope is that through this community of homes, single Mothers who have recently entered into the Casa de Luz program will find friendship, support, and a sense of community as they work and study to move their families out of poverty.
As the African proverb goes, “It takes a village to raise a child.”
We believe this is true in our village as well… the Casa de Luz Village.