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Casita Copan Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Child Day Care, Children & Youth, Foster Care, International, International Relief, Youth Centers & Clubs

Mission: Our mission is to prevent child abandonment by nurturing orphaned and vulnerable children and supporting single mothers.

Results: Founded in 2012, our children's center now serves 45 children in Copán Ruinas, Honduras, providing nutritious meals, medical care, educational programming, tutoring, psychological support, loving care, and much more. In 2015, we opened three "casitas" which are family care homes for orphaned children who can't be reunited with their families. We also provide services for single mothers, such as literacy classes, parenting workshops, individual and family counseling, and practical skill-building programs such as sewing and cooking classes.

Target demographics: orphaned and vulnerable children and single mothers

Geographic areas served: Copán Ruinas, Honduras

Programs: loving homes for abandoned children, a children's center designed to promote health, education, life-skills, and nutrition, and services for single mothers such as literacy classes, psychological support, microbusiness training, and more.

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a founding board member I have had the opportunity to experience the growth of Casita Copan over the years. What started out as a seed of possibility has blossomed into a fertile garden of hope, nurturing care, opportunities and support for the children, families and community of Copan Ruinas. I have had the opportunity to experience first hand the love, passion, and dedication that the executive director, the staff and the moms provide to health and well being of the deserving children. I am moved by the generosity and passion of the donors from all over the world who have turned this dream into an even more amazing reality.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Having served on the Board of Directors for over two years, I have witnessed Casita Copan grow and make a positive impact on the lives of many people. Emily, the Executive Director, and all the Board Members and volunteers with whom I work are very committed to the mission. It's inspiring to work alongside such a passionate group of people, knowing that we are helping to improve the lives of our children and mothers at Casita.

Board Member

Rating: 5

My company Mayan Mountain and I stand behind Casita Copan all the way. We donate 10 percent of our profits to Casita and know that our donations are making a difference in the lives of many children. I am proud to be a board member of Casita Copan!

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a founding board member, I've seen Casita Copan grow significantly over the past three years. In that short amount of time, Casita Copan has grown in to a full-service organization that is making a real impact on the lives of women and children in the Copan Ruinas community.

Rodger H.

Donor

Rating: 5

As a proud supporter of Casita Copan I am happy to speak about the wonderful work they are doing for the children of Copan Ruinas. Emily and her team never cease to amaze me at how efficient they are in getting the job done. This is a charity that really takes care of business in a most efficient way. Make your donation to them with confidence .

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been on the board for almost two years. Emily Monroe, the Executive Director, has been impressive with her leadership and her ability to move the organization forward. Her passion and commitment to the women and children is second to none. We have been able to grow the organization in a very positive direction developing Casitas (individual therapeutic homes) for the children. It is exciting to be involved in making a better place for the women and children of Copan, Honduras. This is an organization that will be a model for others to come.

Rita L.

Davide D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I think casita Copan is much more than an organization, everything they do they do it with a lot of love, you can feel it when you're there, when you hear the laughter of children, and when you look at their expressions .... I do not say it is easy, but for me, Casita Copan it's more like a family that cares for each one depending on the needs, educates and creates opportunities. I really loved the short time spent with the family and I'm very proud. casita copan exists and continues to grow thanks to the strong will of great people!

Board Member

Rating: 5

As an original board member and donor of this organization, I couldn't be more proud of the great amount of work that's been accomplished in such a short time. Our fearless leader and Executive Director, Emily Monroe, has shown ingenuity and perseverance in her role, and the staff and volunteers in Copan Ruinas ensure that Casita Copan continues to fulfill its incredible mission. We are small, but incredibly mighty!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Casita Copan is making a huge difference. Emily Moore has a great vision and heart to provide homes for the homeless children of Copan. It was exciting to see the excellent care that is being provided for the children. Your help will help us give hope to the next generation.

Donor

Rating: 5

Having been introduced to Casita Copan through my daughter, Beth Ann, I have tried to raise funds to help them. It is such a worthy cause and these children start to grow and shine with the love and care they receive. God bless Emily and all who work with her to make the lives of these children so much better and give them the care and love they need to become productive adults in their society.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Casita Copán is an impressive organization that was developed to keep families together and find children safe homes in their own environment. It is a rare institution in that it not only solves the immediate and most pressing issue of child abandonment but looks at the root causes and works with compassion, love, and cultural sensitivity to stop child abandonment before it starts. Casita Copán provides a day care and homes for children and families who would otherwise be ignored and pushed aside by society. They go a step further by educating children, single mothers, and the community to prevent child abandonment and abuse and promote awareness of the issue and provide solutions for a better future. 100% of the money donated to Casita Copán goes directly to the children and their mothers. Staff are local Hondurans with big hearts who are paid fair wages. Casita Copán continues to grow and expand each year to meet the demands of the community and is a worthy cause to support. Single mothers who previously could not read or write now are helping their children with homework. Orphans all have loving and safe homes in the community they grew up in. This is a casita with a big heart and bright future.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

It is an honor to be a part of this organization that is transforming the lives of children who are struggling with challenges that will shape their lives such as education. There is no doubt that with the work which is being done, Casita Copan will continue to grow!

Donor

Rating: 5

I have watched Casita Copan develop from its first days, and have seen the work that it is doing in Copan Ruinas, Honduras, where I lived for two years. Its model is innovative and effective, working with not just children at risk of being taken into substandard care but their families (especially mothers). The organization continues to enhance services. As well as making a difference for many children who would be in grave difficulty without Casita Copan, it is developing useful models for supporting families and children that could be adopted widely in Honduras.