Sponsor Drug Rehabilitation for 10 Homeless Men

by Esperanza Urbana
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Sponsor Drug Rehabilitation for 10 Homeless Men
Sponsor Drug Rehabilitation for 10 Homeless Men
Sponsor Drug Rehabilitation for 10 Homeless Men
Sponsor Drug Rehabilitation for 10 Homeless Men
Sponsor Drug Rehabilitation for 10 Homeless Men
Sponsor Drug Rehabilitation for 10 Homeless Men
Sponsor Drug Rehabilitation for 10 Homeless Men
Sponsor Drug Rehabilitation for 10 Homeless Men
Sponsor Drug Rehabilitation for 10 Homeless Men
Sponsor Drug Rehabilitation for 10 Homeless Men
Sponsor Drug Rehabilitation for 10 Homeless Men
Sponsor Drug Rehabilitation for 10 Homeless Men
Sponsor Drug Rehabilitation for 10 Homeless Men
Sponsor Drug Rehabilitation for 10 Homeless Men
Sponsor Drug Rehabilitation for 10 Homeless Men
Street singer warming everyone's heart
Street singer warming everyone's heart

Welcome to Esperanza Urbana's quarterly update. We hope you all had great holidays with your friends and family despite the very particular circumstances once again this year. 

The beginning of every year is always a busy time at the rehab center and sure enough there has been a lot of new men starting their rehabilitation journey.  The directors of the center have also been very present on the streets of San Jose meeting and identifying potential individuals that might be ready to change their lives.  David and a small group of volunteers have been also going out bringing food and hot beverages to people on a weekly basis.  As you can see in the included photos, we are meeting very interesting people, such as this great singer playing on a homemade instrument but bringing joy to everyone on a cold night.  

The pandemic has been hard on the community but also on our coffers, so we thank you very much for continued support. We could not do it without you! Let’s continue to plant a seed of hope, together!

EU distributing food and friendly conversations
EU distributing food and friendly conversations
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Participants and volunteers at the rehab center
Participants and volunteers at the rehab center

Welcome to Esperanza Urbana's October newsletter.  

We are happy to share what's new with Esperanza Urbana (EU) and the rehabilitation center we sponsor with the help of donors like you.

Vaccination efforts are well underway in Costa Rica and our president David and other members of the EU team have started to look into what is required to ensure we safely can return to in-person outreach soon. Stay tuned for more information.

In the mean time, we continue to support the rehabilitation plans of the men hosted at the Puriscal rehab center.  Five men have integrated the center over the last 3 months for a total of 14 currently receiving treatments and support.   

Despite the pandemic, many of the usual activities carry on at the center. The participants have attended therapy sessions and educational workshops such as woodworking, gardening and animal therapy.  They also support their communities by volunteering in different areas.

Thank you for your ongoing sponsorship of Esperanza Urbana’s Rehabilitation Project! Because of you, Antonio, Ricardo, Esteban – some of the current participants – and many others are able to work on their own recovery and plan for their future.

Let’s continue to plant a seed of hope, together.

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Graduating the program
Graduating the program

Welcome to Esperanza Urbana's June newsletter.  

We are happy to share what's new with Esperanza Urbana and the rehabilitation center we sponsor with the help of donors like you.

Vaccination efforts are underway in Costa Rica and we hope to resume our in-person outreach activities very soon. In the mean time, we continue to suppor the rehabilitation plans of the men hosted at the Puriscal rehab center.  There have been 9 men being receiving treatments and support in the last few months. 

The center is also affected by the pandemia (who isn't?) but has been able to carry on much of the usual activities with some modifications of the protocols such as holding therapy sessions via the internet. 

We are including a few pictures that represents some aspects of the life at the center. The men there are receiving excellent care and are forming a wonderful community and we have you, our generous donors, to thank for helping maintain that community during these challenging times. 

Let’s continue to plant a seed of hope, together.

Field trip celebration
Field trip celebration
Gardening around the center
Gardening around the center
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Friendly game of soccer
Friendly game of soccer

Good day our dear contributors!

We are happy to share what's new with Esperanza Urbana and the rehabilitation center we sponsor.

Currently there are 13 men at the rehab center being supported through our involvement and your amazing donations.  Among which are Antonio and Fernando. 

Antonio is 47 years old and started smoking cigarettes and marijuana at the age of 9.  In his youth he suffered physical abuse from his father. Antonio has tried many times to get out of his habits and has had frequent relapses.  He is now hopeful that with the help of the center he can get turn his life around. 

Fernando is 37 years old and started using drugs at the age of 16.  His addictions led him to criminality.  Following a car theft a judge, rather than incarcerating Fernando, sent him to the rehab center for 2 years so that he can receive the help he requires. 

These are just the stories of two men but many others like them are being helped thanks to your generous donations. They all hold great hopes for the future!

Follow our social medias in the coming weeks as we will be participating in the GlobalGiving Little by Little campaign where any new monthly donations will be matched by 50% by GlobalGiving. Check it out starting early March and pass the word around to your friends and family!

Let’s continue to plant a seed of hope, together. 

Holidays celebration at the center
Holidays celebration at the center
Keeping busy and learning new skills
Keeping busy and learning new skills
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Birthday celebration at the center
Birthday celebration at the center

Dear friends, 

We hope that you and your loved ones are doing well and staying safe. With social distancing in mind, we continue to support the homeless community in San José where possible.

During the last 3 months, you have helped us raise an additional $1,500 to help carry out necessary maintenance required by the Ministry of Health to the rehabilitation center we work with, 'Generaciones Victoria'. We are very grateful for the generous donations from our supporters all over the world. Look for more details regarding that fundraising campaign in our next report. 

Due to the dynamic nature of rehabilitation, the number of men Esperanza Urbana supports at the center fluctuates frequently with people finishing, starting, commencing employment etc. However, we are currently supporting 10 men, with 2 new men joining the center since our last report.  

Despite the pandemic, many activities continue at the center. The participants have attended therapy sessions and educational workshops such as woodworking, sexual education, gardening and animal therapy.  They also did some community work when it was possible to follow social distancing guidelines. They also made improvements to the building and grounds of the rehabilitation center. 

A success story: We are happy to report that one of the participants, Lucas, successfully finished his rehabilitation and has found a job as a barber.  Everyone at Generaciones Victoria and Esperanza Urbana is very proud of Lucas. His determination throughout the program has been exemplary and we wish him the best of luck as he embarks on this new chapter of his life. To help ensure his success, he will continue to receive support from the center for some time.  

Thank you for your continued support of Esperanza Urbana’s Rehabilitation Project! Because of you, Lucas, and many others are able to work towards recovery and re-entering society with the skills necessary to be successful. 

Let’s continue to plant a seed of hope, together. 




Doing some work on the premises
Doing some work on the premises
Group workshop
Group workshop
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Location: San Jose - Costa Rica
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David Charnock
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