Llevo varios años como voluntaria de Estancia Corazón, la cual me a mostrado como dia a dia todos los que laboran en esta gran institución trabajan dia a dia por brindarle una mejor calidad de vida a todos los participantes. Esta experiencia me a servido grandemente ya que asi soy participe de los logros tan grandes y significativos que hemos tenido en la istitución.
An Oasis in the desert. This metaphor can give you an image of how important Estancia Corazon is in the west coast of Puerto Rico. Most of the money (grants, federal agencies and state agencies) for health services go to the north part of the island (Metro Area) forgetting most of the time the struggle for services in the west. Here is were Estancia is a saving Oasis for those in need even in this desert of lack of resources. They will take care of your health needs if is in their hands, they will guide you hand in hand to find the agency that can give you the health care needed. All of this no matters the money is available or not. I have the honor to work for them in the past... I have the privilege now to be a volunteer.
This organization has provided for the last 19 years services to HIV patients and homeless people in the west part of Puerto Rico. First of all they provided meals to 100 persons daily where also the counselors bring some coaching in order to rehabilite their situation and increase life of quality. Also they bring temporary home for some of them where they received life coach, individual re-integration process to society and re adaptation to community life activity. Actually of Estancia Corazon participant are part of PR workforce and even some of them get their college diploma. Eventhough some of our participants have passed away, that's not a reason to abdicate our mission or to close our programs. We need everyone to be part of this mission in order to get a more healthy society where everyone should be instrumental in the benefits of Puerto Rico.