Comprehensive care for at-risk families in Dominican Republic

326 people are benefiting from this service

260 people are benefiting from this service 260 people are benefiting from this service

The Amanecer Infantil organization, together with Fundación MAPFRE's collaboration, runs the “Centro de Atención Integral Infantil” (Comprehensive Children's Care Center), in Barahona, Dominican Republic, which benefits more than 326 people.

This center, built by Amanecer Infantil in 2010, offers comprehensive care for children from birth to six years old who have been abandoned, abused, mistreated and are suffering from severe malnutrition.

The organization also works with the children's parents in order to help them integrate into society. This means that parents can then give their children the care they need.

The center has professionals from different discipline working to offer the necessary care to all the beneficiaries: a teaching team for children and parents: teachers, a psychologist, a counselor and coordinator; children's and health caregiver teams: nurses, carers, doctors and pediatricians; a team working on social and family issues: social workers, a psychologist, a lawyer and a doctor; an auxiliary team: for other additional tasks such as cooking, cleaning, obtaining supplies and maintenance work.

Amanecer Infantil is a Spanish NGO which began back in 2007 with the goal of providing comprehensive care to at-risk young children (from birth to six years old) in the Dominican Republic. It is battling this situation through the Children's Care Center, and also works with the children's parents in order to support them in providing their children with the necessary care.