A new home for young victims of violence in Ponce, Puerto Rico

14 children receive health care and schooling

A new home for young victims of violence in Ponce, Puerto Rico A new home for young victims of violence in Ponce, Puerto Rico

The Servicios Sociales Episcopales Association with the collaboration of Fundacion MAPFRE, is carrying out the “Hogar Albergue San Miguel” project which takes in 14 young people who have been victims of physical, mental or emotional violence in their family environment.

The beneficiaries of this program are children who have been brought up in broken homes, where their parents or those in charge of their custody have neglected their physical or emotional care.

The project, which is carried out in Ponce, Puerto Rico, works towards improving the children’s welfare, offering them a substitute family home where they can carry out activities which allow them to make the most of their education.

A social worker assists the teachers in providing individual study plans adapted to the needs of each child.

In addition to emotional and physical care, the center provides the children with uniforms, footwear, school supplies, and transportation to schools at elementary, secondary and higher education levels.

For 26 years, the Servicios Sociales Episcopales, Inc. institution has been providing service to those communities most in need. They provide care to teenage mothers, look after the children during the day enabling their parents to work, and run the Hogar San Miguel.