A place where children and teenagers can rebuild their lives
Trabajando para un futuro project offers vulnerable young girls the psychological support they need to held them recover from trauma
At the shelter the young girls are given a home, food, medical care and the affection that they never received in their family environment. Most importantly of all, they can recover emotionally.
If an adult family member is able to care for the child, work is also done to help rebuild family ties by dealing with the situation which led to the child being put into foster care in the first place. In some cases, family ties can be reestablished by reuniting siblings who have been living in separate institutions. In other cases, when this is not possible, the young girls and teenagers are taught how to be independent and autonomous individuals in order for them to empower themselves and to hone the skills needed to face their future.
The main objective of the Trabajando para un futuro project, which is developed with the support of Fundación MAPFRE, is to help girls get a complete education, at both the school and college levels. The project offers comprehensive development to 19 girls and works with 11 families. Psychologists and social workers offer individual and group therapy, workshops, lectures and education so that children can channel their anger and frustration, resulting from abuse and mistreatment, and overcome their insecurity and lack of self-esteem.