What we do
Hogar de Cristo USA Inc was founded in the United States in June 2006. With offices in Pompano Beach FL, the 501c3 promote solidarity, advocates and raises funds for Hogar de Cristo Chile. With more than 330 programs/sites, assist 35,000 people yearly throughout Chile. It is one of the largest and of most active charities and reliable in Chile, founded 74 years ago by Fr. Alberto Hurtado sj.
Fighting poverty and social exclusion thru 8 thematic areas:
a) Elderly Care-Senior Citizen
b) Pre-schools and Kindergarten
c) Homeless & Street people
d) Children & Youth abuse
e) Drug & Alcohol abuse (Parentesis)
f) Education At-Risk children/youth excluded from public education system (via Sumate, 5 own school)
g) Job inclusion (Emplea), most are women with low incomes and/or unemployed. Goal: get skills to improve their low incomes & get employment
h) Mental disability inclusion (Rostros Nuevos). Goal: improve their skills – training. Get jobs.