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 provides 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.
Providing a path towards a better future
Education is key to breaking out of poverty for the families that are a part of Casa de Luz. We break down the barriers to education right on-site through our accredited Adult Education Completion Program and by offering scholarships to both our youth and parents to continue studying at higher levels, including University.
Casa de Luz Village
a haven of hope for families
We dream of a neighbourhood composed of affordable rental houses and apartments for single mothers, space for startup businesses for those involved in our business initiataves, a vibrant base for a youth center for at-risk and impoverished teens, and emergency shelter for families in dire situations.
Pursuing a purposeful life
We offer personal development courses periodically throughout the year, including The Purpose Driven Life, Life’s Healing Choices, and a “Loving our Children on Purpose” parenting course. We’ve also developed some initiatives to address the growing concern of obesity and diabetes in our community. We have hosted a free weekly Zumba-style class, nutritional education, and a beginners running club.