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Mission: Hogar Infantil provides a home for orphaned, abused, neglected, and abandoned children of Tijuana. Our mission is to provide for them a secure home and a loving family in which to develop and grow.

Results: Hogar Infantil has operated the home for 35 years and has raised hundreds of children.

Target demographics: We serve boys and girls from infancy through adolescence who have been placed under the care of the Mexican government.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Each year, approximately 60 children spend several weeks to the entire year at our home.

Programs: During the period beginning may 1 2014 and ending april 30 2015, hogar infantil, inc. Provided most of the financial support needed for the operation of casa hogar la gloria, ac in tijuana, mexico. This support provided a safe home for 33 children, aged 2 months to 14 years over the course of the year. Our support paid the salaries and benefits of the 19 full-time employees who care for the children 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, throughout the year. Our funding also covered the cost of special workshops for the children and staff development for the employees. Four of the children received physical therapy, and all children received psychological evaluations and age appropriate therapies. Infants received specialized early childhood stimulation therapy. Sixteen of the children were enrolled in a summer-camp program. School age children were enrolled in age appropriate full time education at three different schools. Some of the older children are involved in after school programs in karate. All meals, clothing, housing and personal costs for the children were covered. We covered expenses for transportation, including vehicle maintenance and repair; utilities including gas, electric and water; building maintenance and repair, and all state and local taxes associated with the facility. We also engaged the services of a consultant to assist full-time staff in hewing more closely to best practices in childcare, and we engaged local legal counsel to help navigate complex mexican law in bringing casa hogar more firmly into compliance with various federal, state and local regulations.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hogar Infantil La Gloria is a fantastic organization. As a person who visits regularly I am always impressed with the care that is provided and how happy the kids are. While some of the children have rough backgrounds you would never know it. The directors and staff have created a very safe and family like environment that any child can flourish in. I would recommend visiting and volunteering at this site to see first hand at what great work they do.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hogar Infantil la Gloria is a place filled with love for children, many of whom have never experienced love before. Every time I visit over the past twenty years I see kids realizing their worth growth as humans. Volunteers come on weekends and inter-semester breaks to be with the kids and help with maintenance and improvement projects at the orphanage. Alumni return to visit, help, and be examples to the residents. It's love and community being experienced and given.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hogar Infantil La Gloria is an amazing organization. I have volunteered at Hogar Infantil for the past year. Every child at Hogar is treated like a member of the large family and is given the utmost respect and love each child deserves, as well as countless opportunities for growth. The staff are compassionate about their work and make sure each child is recognized for their unique gifts. The most powerful representation of the changes which happen to these children is evident in the children's love they show to one another, stating often, "We are all a family." This is such a wonderful thing to hear since many have experienced overwhelming anguish, heartbreak, and abuse within their own biological families. Whenever I leave Hogar I am filled with a renewed sense of hope for humanity and amazed at the transformative power of love seen in the lives of these children.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hogar Infantil La Gloria provides such amazing opportunities for the children in its care. Not only do the staff and volunteers ensure that every child's physical, emotional, and educational needs are taken care of, but they also provide a safe and loving family for these kids who wouldn't have one otherwise. What strikes me the most about the kids here are that they're so happy, healthy, well-adjusted, and vibrant. Hogar Infantil is such an inspiring place to be, and it's a wonderful thing that the kids here are given a chance at a normal life.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to volunteer weekly at Hogar Infantil La Gloria and it was one of the most rewarding experiences I have had in my life. The children at Hogar Infantil La Gloria are filled with so much life and passion. Having the opportunity to play games, tutor them in English at times as well as them tutor me in Spanish, and share life experiences was simply awesome.
The leadership and staff at Hogar Infantil La Gloria is second to none. The lifestyle and atmosphere that has been created has made this more than just an organization, but a family. Each child is able to call Hogar Infantil La Gloria their home, and it is a place where they know people care about them.
It is an exciting time as well for Hogar Infantil La Gloria. It seems there is a growth in fundraising and different projects each time I visit. I look forward to seeing how the orphanage continues to impact the lives of the children for years to come.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've worked as a volunteer at Hogar Infantil for about two months now, and I'm absolutely inspired by the work done here. Hogar successfully creates a loving and supportive environment for its children, an environment in which I've witnessed the children thrive and grow. The children here are provided with so many incredible academic, extracurricular and social opportunities that enable them to rebuild from the hardships they've endured. Hogar Infantil truly lives up to its name, cultivating a real home and family for these children.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The work of the two young men who run this amazing children's home continues to impress me. The kids are well cared for and loved, but just don't have a nuclear family like you or me. Their family consists of one another and those who volunteer. They truly appreciate all the support of any volunteer who comes because you are family.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been to Hogar Infantil many times, and it provides such a wonderful, loving home home for children in great need.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hogar Infantil is a truly remarkable place for vulnerable children. When I visited as a volunteer, the children were engaged and obviously taken very good care of. Their clothes were clean, they were fed nutritious food, and they had a caring environment in which to spend critical years in their development. I would whole-heartedly recommend the organization to potential volunteers and donors.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been down to Hogar Infantil a few times now and I am impressed with it every time. The children there are always happy and having fun. Hogar is such a great place for them to be and the staff really cares about them. Hogar provides a safe environment for these children to learn and grow, and I am always happy to see that school work is emphasized and there are always oppotunities for learning there. At the same time, there are always special events going on that make the children feel special. Overall, Hogar is a wonderful place for these children to be!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hogar Infantil is a wonderful casa hogar, or home, for children located in Tijuana, Mexico, that provides not just a place to sleep or eat but, rather, a safe and secure place for kids to grow and develop and reach their full potential at Hogar and even beyond. All of their needs are provided for: physical, emotional, and spiritual. They receive a great education and get to participate in after-school activities as well. Hogar Infantil is a family more than anything else and it's evident in the love you see between the children and staff everyday. The kids there are just like any other children and are incredibly happy, healthy, and energetic.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first visited Hogar Infantil La Gloria four years ago when I went there with a group run by my church. I learned that the Mexican government places orphaned, neglected, and abused children in homes like La Gloria. It such an amazing place. They provide a loving home for children, many of whom have never had a loving home before. The children get the kind of upbringing any good parent would want for their children. They go to a good bilingual school in Tijuana. Teachers work with the kids on their homework every day. A nurse attends to their physical health. There's a baby room where babies and toddlers receive the one-on-one attention they need for proper development. There's lots of room for kids to play, including a playground and basketball courts. They've recently expanded to include housing for adolescents so they can have more privacy than the younger kids. This is one of the best run charities that I know of, and I would recommend donating your time with them if you're ever in the San Diego/Tijuana area.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first encountered Hogar Infantil, 5 years ago when I was a full time volunteer in the San Diego/Tijuana Mexico area. Since that time, I have had the priviledge of visiting other orphanges in Central America and Asia and Hogar Infantil truly stands head and shoulders above the rest. Several things have impressed me about Hogar Infantil. First, the premises are clean, comfortable, and kid-friendly. I have visited other orphanges where children were dirty and the stench from facilities was unbearable. Second, the children are happy and healthy. Unlike other orphanges, the older kids are not responsible for caring for the younger children, meaning that a 12 or 13 year old still gets to be a kid. In fact, renovations over the last few years have given older children their own space away from some of the younger children. I believe that the children are happy at Hogar Infantil. Last year, children were asked to draw what they liked about their home as a school assignment, and many children drew pictures of games and activities that they enjoy playing together. While some children are there with siblings, they often refer to other children (who are not blood related) as brothers and sisters. The staff at Hogar Infantil is responsive to the children's needs and has created a loving environment for the children to grow up in.

Donor

Rating: 5

Hogar Infantil is a charity in Tijuana, Mexico that cares for orphaned, abandoned, and abused children from the area. This charity is different from other organizations with similar goals because they don't just provide food, shelter, and an education for the children. They provide a real home and family where the children feel loved, supported, and cared for. The kids look to the program directors not as figureheads, but as parents who love and want the best for them. Further, the charity is probably the most fiscally responsible charity I have ever encountered. They take careful consideration of where to put every dollar, and nothing is spent frivolously. You can be confident that any donations are going directly to helping the kids and that it will be used well. Hogar Infantil truly is a wonderful organization and I strongly encourage people to donate and help their cause!