The Vidas, Servicios Episcopales association is carrying out this project which takes in 14 young people in situations of vulnerability, offering them a family environment, in addition to physical and emotional care, school material and extra-curricular activities.
San Juan, Loíza and Ponce are the Puerto Rican cities where projects are being carried out with the collaboration of Fundación MAPFRE. Puerto Rico is an associated state of the United States. Its economy, the most competitive of Central America and the Caribbean, gives it the status of a developed and industrialized country. Its three and a half million inhabitants are principally descendants of European, Afro-American and mestizo emigrants.
The Hogares Teresa Toda Association looks after 25 young and adolescent girls between 6 and 17 years old, providing them a safe environment that allows them to grow academically, socially and personally. Besides the educational support, they receive comprehensive service in which special care is placed on improving their emotional side.
The Manuel Fernández Juncos Children’s House provides educational and emotional support, food, shelter, medical and psychological services to 40 children and adolescents aged 8-18 from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Cupey Home for Girls supports the education of 15 young girls who have been victims of abuse, granting them scholarships to attend classes at various private schools in the city of San Juan and offering them a safe, family environment in which they can fully develop.