The Family Care Program seeks to prevent at-risk boys and young men from leaving home to live in the streets. They may be at-risk because they have dropped out of school, are using drugs and come from homes with significant levels of violence and poverty. Our focus is on families living in Mexico City. Our specialized interventions allow the creation of safe and healthy environments that are conducive to children returning to school and having healthy social interactions.
There has been a significant increase in the number of boys and young men in Mexico City who spend most of their time in the streets,where they are exposed to drugs,exploitation and recruitment by organized crime.These children and their families live in poverty and social exclusion, with a lack of rules and structure for daily living and interaction.This situation leads to violence, drug abuse and school desertion and can destroy family ties,causing children to leave their homes for the streets
The Program creates the necessary conditions for boys and young men to remain within a healthy family environment, where they can grow up with access to opportunities and basic human rights, which will allow them to lead a dignified life.This Project's methodology focuses on prevention with a long-term impact that addresses root causes.The Project provides tools for psycho-educational counseling and the development of emotional, cognitive and social skills.
Children and their families are granted space and opportunities to participate actively in the process, within their own environments. Each family is accompanied while they create support networks in their own community with institutions, schools, sports facilities and neighborhood centers. The services provided by these institutions increase their quality of life and proactively transform the families' social exclusion conditions.