MEXICO

Casa Hogar Alegria- Cacalomacán

Toluca, Mexico
Grand Opening: March 9th 2016

It is estimated that around 412,000 children in Mexico live without parental care, according to SOS Children's Villages International. The main reasons leading to the loss of parental care are maternal mortality, femicide, AIDS and Mexico’s on-going drug cartel violence.

Maestro Cares Foundation and its partner, Fundación Telmex Telcel, provided funds for the construction of Casa Hogar Alegría’s second home in Toluca. Casa Hogar Alegría Cacalomacán is home to abused, neglected and abandoned girls. The 2500 square meter space provides dormitories with bathrooms and showers, a laundry room, kitchen, dining hall, study rooms, therapy rooms, multipurpose and workshop rooms, computer room, a chapel and library as well as areas for the recreation.

Casa Hogar Alegria provides a comprehensive upbringing to over 100 orphaned girls who lack parental care, a competent authority, who have socio-economic disadvantages or have any impediments that interfere with satisfying their basic needs. Casa Hogar Algeria provides the necessary attention to help advance personal development and thus the girls can become independent, responsible, respectful, happy with self-confidence and are overall able to increase their quality of life. Such characteristics help them become individuals who can easily integrate and engage with society.

“Today, I am 20 years old and I have been at Casa Hogar Alegría for 13 years now. Casa Hogar Alegría gave me the opportunity to meet a new world that up until that moment was foreign to me. Today, I’m in college, for which I am very grateful. It’s a huge accomplishment for me.”

-Ana, Resident at Casa Hogar Alegría

Thanks to our Partners

Familia Mena (Land)
Fundacion Telmex-Telcel
GOYA Foods
Tecnoglass (Windows & Doors)

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