Casa de Luz Village
We dream of a neighbourhood composed of affordable rental houses and apartments for single mothers, space for startup businesses for those involved in our empowered employment initiative, a vibrant base for a youth center for at-risk and impoverished teens, and emergency shelter for families in dire situations.
The heart of our ministry
Our primary work is our Children’s Center where we care for children from impoverished and vulnerable single-parent families. Children who are left alone at home or on the streets are brought into a place where they are safe, well cared for and loved. Our staff provide care, nutritious meals, hygiene care, help with school resources, tutoring to support school work, positive role models, mentorship and plenty of fun.
Providing guidance for at-risk youth
Poverty, lack of education, abuse, and trauma all add to a teen’s vulnerability in Mexico. Our youth center provides positive mentorship for at-risk youth, addressing issues such as self-esteem, relationships, discipleship, goal-setting and healthy lifestyle choices. Youth are given a place to learn and grow, a safe space to make mistakes and ask questions, a place to be challenged and to be held accountable.
Empowering women through small business development
We have witnessed an important aspect of seeing community change and holistically addressing poverty is to get involved in economic and community development through meaningful, empowered employment. This is why we’ve started a number of initiatives designed to empower CDL single Moms, equip and build capacity in them, resource them, and to inspire community development on a broader scale.
Education & Scholarships
Providing a path towards a better future
To encourage learning, staying in school and further education, we offer scholarships to both students and parents to attend highschool and post secondary school. We are also an accredited adult education site and weekly CDL parents and others from the community gather with a qualified educator to study and complete educational modules, write monthly exams and work toward graduation at their own pace.