Visit to Dorcas House - August 23, 2014
Everyone welcome — Newcomers and Familiar Visitors Alike — No Spanish Required
Don’t Say Goodbye to Summer without Saying Hello to the Kids!
The children of Dorcas House/Vida Joven in Tijuana invite you to visit them on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 9:00am. Dorcas House/Vida Joven is a foster home for children who are particularly vulnerable; about 60% of the children have parents who are incarcerated. All ages are welcome on the trip. Spanish is not required, but a valid passport is mandatory. Please note our new start time of 9:00am. Also note: we will drive into Tijuana together rather than walking across the border. Pre-registration required. For more details, and to register for the trip, please visit www.dorcas-house.org/my-visit, or contact Beth Beall, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com or phone 619-437-8700
To join the medical team, contact Nanette Jiminez: firstname.lastname@example.org
To make a donation, contact Chris Harris: email@example.com
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.