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Dorcas House


Visit to Dorcas House  -  May 18
Everyone welcome — Newcomers and Familiar Visitors Alike — No Spanish Required
 

Please join us on Saturday, May 18, to visit and be with the children of Dorcas House. The children love familiar and new visitors. We always have lots of fun learning from and playing with the children and observing the workings of this wonderful nurturing home to a beautiful group of resilient and delightful children. We will meet at St Paul’s Cathedral parking lot at 6th and Olive at 1030 am. Our routine is to carpool down to our tried-and-true parking lot in San Ysidro. We walk across the border and then grab a bite to eat at the same restaurant we have used for over 5 years and then hire a van to drive us to and pick us back up at the house. It is quite endearing that the drivers, after these many trips, know where we are going and what we do. We spend about 2 hours visiting with the children, doing a craft and playing games. If you know some Spanish, that is a plus, however if you know absolutely no Spanish, it still works out. Playing “Old Maid” or “Memory” card games or drawing requires no proficiency in Spanish and some of the kids enjoy practicing English! We then are picked up at the house and are dropped off at the border. The wait in line is usually about an hour. We are back home by 6 pm. We ask that folks contribute $10 to cover transportation and then bring another $10 to $15 to cover lunch and snacks in line. That said, no one is turned away for lack of funds. Please email Suzanne Warren at sudica58@gmail.com or call her at 619-437-8700 to reserve a spot and assure that we wait for you.

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About Dorcas House

What’s with the funny name?
Dorcas is in the Bible—you can look it up. She was known for her kindness to people in need. Plus, it’s a name people remember.

How many children live at Dorcas House?
We’re raising 40+ kids on $11,000 a month. Mexican businesses supply food, milk, and occasional building materials. American contributions cover the children’s school fees, uniforms, school supplies, and staff salaries.

Why are they in foster care?
At least one parent is incarcerated. Until 2002, children of prisoners simply lived in the prison with their parents. The prison system was reformed in 2002 but Dorcas House remains the only foster home that will accept children of prisoners.

Sounds like a rough place.
You’d be surprised. Our children bear scars from the past, but have hope for a better future. Six girls are in college preparatory classes, and two are in university and doing very well. We also have children with severe needs who are treated by a volunteer medical team and an on-staff psychologist.

Why should I care about Mexico when there are problems here?
Where else can you do international outreach in your own back yard? The world is getting smaller every day, and the child you save today may be your neighbor tomorrow.

What can I do?
To sign up for a trip PLEASE CONTACT Suzanne Warren: sharp.healthcare@sbcglobal.net or phone 619-437-8700
To join the medical team, contact Nanette Jiminez: njimenez413@yahoo.com
To make a donation, contact Chris Harris: harrisc@stpaulcathedral.org

In Tijuana:
6,000 children live on the street
80,000 do not attend school
400 used to live with their parents in prison

Dorcas House is changing that, one child at a time.
 
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