Like the Virgen de Guadalupe Cares for Us all!
On this feast day of la Virgen de Guadalupe, support the caregivers of Casa Hogar La Gloria.
From cooking a nutritious meal to patching up a scraped knee, The 19 caregivers of Casa Hogar La Gloria in Tijuana work tirelessly to provide support, security and a loving home the vulnerable children in their care. Today, Casa Hogar is home to 30 children ages infant to 18 years, most of whom are placed in care for reasons of abuse, neglect or abandonment. On this feast dayof la Virgen de Guadalupe, we invite you to celebrate how these devoted women are living out their personal call to motherhood. Your help in supporting our amazing caregivers is appreciated!
“Even though we didn’t have a family structure of a mother and father, I grew up with many mothers,” commented one alumni in a recent video for Casa Hogar’s website. “This place is my family, I am nostalgic here because this is where I grew up. This is where I learned values, where they took me to school, where I was educated.”
Throughout the year, the amazing women of Casa Hogar go above and beyond their duty to simply create a safe home environment by encouraging the children to grow emotionally, socially and academically. After a career spent entirely in the service of others, director Beatriz is lovingly recognized as mama by the children. When not juggling the everyday responsibilities of operations at Casa Hogar, Beatriz is a voice of kindness, wisdom and love, consistently steering the children towards Christ to guide their development, choices and life plans.
By providing a soft shoulder of encouragement and attentive care, Beatriz and the staff at Casa Hogar share love for the children during the vulnerable times when they are without their natural family. They love the children like the Blessed Mother, protect the children like St. Gabriel, and teach them like St. Augustine. They are true guardian angels, protecting and caring for the children as their own.
About Hogar Infantil La Gloria
Hogar Infantil La Gloria was founded in 1975 by dedicated volunteers in partnership with the Augustinian community of Catholic priests and brothers in San Diego. Since then, many hundreds of children have been cared for at our home. The home is funded by a California nonprofit entity, managed by a Mexican nonprofit entity, and regulated by DIF—the Mexicansocial service agency.
Please visit our website for more information at www.hogar-infantil.org