These past months were full of challenges and wonderful things;
You are part of this “family”, your love and help are essential to help us continue the work and reaching as many children as we can. We feel very bless to see that we are not alone in helping abuse and abandon children; WE HAVE YOU, THANK YOU! God bless you.
This past year we received and serve 37 kids from different parts of Puerto Rico. We have 15 kids, both sexes, at the Home. The youngest is eight days old and the oldest is seven years of age. This past months our children received the joy of receiving a lots of school materials, clothes and others for their basic needs. Some of them, when they arrive at the Home, only have the clothes they were using at the moment. Now they have new clothes, new toys, everything they need for a healthy life. They received special care from our personnel, tutorial, physical, speech and ocupational therapy, medical attention, some of them have some special medical needs, recreation and all they may need during their time at the Home. And, specially a lots of love and care to help them heal from their traumatical situation and to show them a new life and a new future full of hope, we love to see them smile again.
At the begining of the year we have a very happy time because some of our kids went to a home to be adopted, there were to sibblings, a boy and a girl, it was very special for us because he was five years old and she was six, in our experience it is very hard to find homes for children older than 3 years of age. And three sibblings went back to their mother. It is a 2%, from our experience, that the children go back to their family. It is very easy to get homes for babies and totlers for adoption but it is very hard to have a home for older children. We continue hoping that what we saw these past months will continue. They need a home too, they are children that need a family that will give them an opportunity, we know they are gone to love you back in gratitude.
The donations we received are use to provide for our children's needs. Everything we do is to provide for all their needs, create a secure Home, full of care with the appropiate personnel: Caregivers, Nurse, Social Worker, Service Coordinator, personnel for maintenance of interior and exterior, Adminitration personnel and Volunteers, working together with the Board of Directors. Our main goal is to give our children, and children we may receive in the future, a Home were they feel secure, loved and were they find a healing in their lives from the abuse they received. Your are part of the things that are happening at Hogar de Ninos Regazo de Paz (in english means "Home for Children, a Lap of Peace"). Your help brings hope to a lots of children and you are that "Lap of Peace" they need. God bless you all.
Greetings, from all of us at Hogar de Niños Regazo de Paz.
¿You know that Regazo de Paz means Lap of Peace? Yes, we are a Home for Children, a Lap of Peace. Our goal is to give them a home full of care, love and peace.
Let me explain a little why it is so important your support, and why we are counting on your help:
-We fight poverty - providing for our children, abuse and abandoned children, for all their basic needs, medical services, tutorial, recreational activities and everything they may need.
-Ensure adequate housing - by providing an adequate Home with all the commodities, secure and appropriated, for them to enjoy and have a good environment, with a great place to play and to give them the challenges to a very healthy growth.
-Reduce abuse – though our program Älerta estudiantil” (Students Alert) of prevention, we have provided documentation and presentations in schools, churches and other places to prevent the abuse of children. And teach how you can discipline in a correct way; to teach how the things are done not with screams and/or abuse. This past year we were invited to various schools and churches.
This past year we received 37 kids, girls and boys, from different parts of Puerto Rico; from 2 days old to 7 years old. They received for all their basic needs, specialize medical services, nutrition, medicines, school transportation, tutorial with our two tutors, recreational activities, sports and everything they need, some with special needs received special medical attention.
We feel very pleased to be part of their lives and to provide for them. We are blessed to be part of their restoration,to see some of them going with adoptive parents; to see how they change their sadness to a very happy and healthy child. Being part of a child’s restoration is something very impressive and makes you feel that you are part of his/her live and it is important that you do your best.
Since we opened the Home in 1995, we have received and served 567 kids from all over Puerto Rico. You are part of this project, of their lives, of their future, because we are working towards a better world for our children.
Thank you in every specia l way for your support and love for our children, who are the recipients of everything we do and receive at the Home. Merry Christmas.
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