The NGO receives 50% of government aid and welcomes children at social risk, in situations of abuse, sexual and physical aggression.
They receive children between 0 and 12 years old. They have capacity for 20 children.
These kids are usually delayed at school, so at home they receive support to achieve school integration and reach their level as quickly as possible.
Their stay is temporary, from 6 months to a year and a half, depending on how long it takes for the judicial process to decide whether the children return to their family, or a close family member, or that custody is withdrawn parents definitely, so they go through the adoption process, and their stay is now in a permanent orphanage.
Needs, depends on the moment (confirm with the contact before visit), but generally need:
– Food (milk, cereals, beans, preserves, pasta, oil …)
– Personal hygiene items (gel, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, diapers, baby wipes, baby cream, talcum powder …)
– Cleaning items (trash cans, disinfectant, chlorine, bleach, mops …)
– They also accept volunteers to work
Iglesia Católica de Higuito san jose costa rica
Higuito, San Miguel de Desamparados. 800m east from Higuito Catholic Church 800, in front of Urbanización el Lince. San José.
Being in the Heart of Costa Rica the offer is incredible: Volcán Arenal, Irazú, Poás, Barvas. Manuel Antonio Park, Tortuguero Park, and of course the beaches either from the Pacific or the Caribbean: Playa Negra if you want it savage, or Flamingo and Tamarindos if you want it more touristed and more options for hotels.