| May 2, 2023
We need to paint our house
Greetings to all our donors and thank you for making Hogares Teresa Toda a better place for our girls to live.
For the past six months we have been working on preparing the facility to handle emergencies such as natural disasters. We have been upgrading our generators, attending emergency management training, and fixing the water tanks. That part has been completed thanks to donors like you. We are now working to maintain healthy environments for our participants.
Since 2017 our facilities have not been painted. We have been looking for quotes for two months to paint our facilities since it is our intention to provide our participants with a home where they feel safe and where their sense of belonging is stimulated, often denied in their homes of origin. At Hogares Teresa Toda we want our participants to experience a healthy environment.
The concept of healthy environments incorporates basic sanitation, clean and structurally adequate physical spaces, and support networks to achieve healthy and safe psychosocial environments, free of violence (physical, verbal, and emotional abuse). It is for these reasons that Hogares Teresa Toda requests your support to paint the physical plant of our institution that serves as a home for 30 girls who are victims of abuse. Understanding that housing is that essential place for our lives, necessary for the development of individuals and the family that provides security, protection, privacy and contributes to the well-being of each one of the people who inhabit it.
We know that you, our donors, understand our needs and support our efforts to provide our participants with the best place to live and where resilience is not just a nice word but an achievable goal.