Casa Hogar de Catherine

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Catherine’s Children Home (Rosarito)

Mission: To transform the lives of underprivileged or abandoned, medically fragile special needs children by providing a loving and nurturing home where their emotional, medical, educational, and spiritual needs are met, giving them an opportunity to live to their full potential..

Director : Susan M. Fasino

Project overview: Inspired by the values that Jesus Christ set before us, we follow His example as we work with the world’s most vulnerable children. We will change the way the world cares for abandoned special needs and medically fragile children.

Current Needs:For information on how you can help this project please contact Casa Hogar de Catherine – office (661) 612-36-22  U. S. #(858) 442-0610


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Santuario Beata Teresa de Calcuta

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Padres Misioners de la Caridad
(Missionary Fathers of Charity)
Mission: The order of the priests was founded to provide priestly service to the poorest of the poor, spiritual assistance to the Missionaries of Charity and to spread Mother Teresa’s spirituality and mission.
Number Served: 2,000 monthly
Director: Father Sergio Clavijo
Location: Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
SHI Partnership Began: 1985
Project Overview:
In 1984, Mother Teresa founded, with Fr. Joseph Langford, the Missionaries of Charity Fathers. Their purpose is to give priestly service to the poorest of the poor, spiritual assistance to the MC Family, and to spread Mother Teresa’s spirituality and mission. The Fathers became a congregation of diocesan right in Tijuana, Mexico in 1992. The Missionaries assist the community by providing them with spirtual, emotional and physical support. For additional information about this partner, please visit them at:
For information on how you can help this project please contact SHI at (619) 582-8200 or email

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Monasterio Asuncion de Maria

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Adoratrices Perpetuas del Santísimo Sacramento
(Perpetual Adorers of the Blessed Sacrament Order)

Mission:  The Perpetual Adoration of Jesus in the Eucarist, to pray for the needs of the world, and to promote evangelization in the community by providing the faithful a place for adoration and retreat.

Number Served: 16 nuns and 20 families in the community.

Director: Mother Martha L. Noriega

Location: Colonia Azatlan, Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico

SHI Partnership Began: 2010

Project Overview: The order of Adoratrices Perpetuas del Santisimo Sacramento was established Rome, Italy in 1808. They arrived at the Tijuana Diocesis in 1991, and are exclusively devoted to the practice of Perpetual Adoration of Jesus in the Eucarist. The nuns observe formal clausura, or cloister, and it is forbiden for them to go outside their material cloister without permission, or without a good and serious motive such as: fire, leprosy, or contagious malady. Their days are spent in prayer, adoration, and the making of altar-breads, vestments, and church ornaments.

Current Needs:  Continued financial support in order to meet the growing needs of the community.

For information on how you can help this project please contact SHI at (619) 582-8200 or email

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Convento San Charbel

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Misioneras del Santísimo Sacramento, Convento San Charbel
(Missionary Sisters of the Sacred, San Charbel Convent)

Mission: Helping those who cannot help themselves.

Number Served: 3,000 per month

Director: Sister Milagros Delgado

Location: Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

SHI Partnership Began: 1996

Project Overview:
 Convent San Charbel ministers to over 3,000 community members a month. The Sisters also provide bi-weekly food distribution, education, clothing, adult classes, and daily mass. Convent San Charbel has four communites within their orgainization. They have recieved four portable buildings, which are used as school buildings. These communites are located on the outskirts of Tijuana, and most of the families they provide assistance to are displaced migrants from central Mexico who are in need to physical and spiritual assistance. For more information about this partner, please visit:

For information on how you can help this project please contact SHI at (619) 582-8200 or email

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Friends Helping Friends

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Parroquia San Eugenio de Mazenod
(San Eugenio Mission of Mazenod)

Mission: To assist the poor with spiritual, medical, educational and psychological needs, to promote better living conditions for the families in the community.

Number Served: 52 thousand locals annually from 14 surrounding Colonias.

Parish Director: Father Nicholas (Nick) Harding

Location: Colonia La Morita II, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

SHI Partnership Began: 1990

Project Overview: In 1996 Fr. Robert Callahan of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate founded the Parroquia San Eugenio de Mazenod on the outskirts of Tiuana in an area known as La Morita. The mission was named after the founder Missionary of Oblates who desired above all else to preach the Good News to the poor and most abandoned. St. Eugene’s inspiration of reaching out to those most in need continues to be the motivating force for the Oblate priests and brothers who serve a rapidly growing population in a part of Tijuana marked by extreme poverty. Fifteen chapels associated with the Parroquia de San Eugenio supports roughly 200,000 men, women and children who live in or near La Morita II part of the city.
Parroquia San Eugenio has grown by leaps and bounds since its humble beginings in 1996, and thanks to partnerships with non-profit organizations such as SHI, Rotary International, and other local civic groups, the church is now able to support the community with social, medical and educational services through its non-profit Friends Helping Friends International and Casa San Eugenio, their local clinic and community center.
Friends Helping FriendsInternational (FHF)

The mission of Friends Helping Friends International (FHF) is to assist the Misionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate by supporting Parroquia San Eugenio with facilities, programs, and services that positively impact the health and address the need  of the community to become more self-sufficient. The non-profit provides programs such as roof repairs, shoes for children, bi-weekly food distribution, Christmas Tradition, and a Micro Credit program.
FHF believes that in order to achieve their mission, the members of the community they serve must be active participants and equal partners in all of the programs. To this effort, in 2009 the Parroquia, with support from Los Niños, a non-governmental organization based in San Diego, California, started a Mirco Credit program for women from the Colonias. The aim of the program was to provide local women with practical learning about food preparation, nutrition, and an avenue for women to become self-suficient and contribute to the local economy. The program has been asuccess and continues growing.

To learn more about this program, please visit them at

For information on how you can help this project please contact the office at: (664) 901-8455 or email


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Colegio Santa Rosa de Lima

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Misioneros de la Cruz – Colegio Sta Rosa de Lima
(Saint Rose of Lima School)

Mission: To provide a free catholic education to students and parents. 

Number Served: 600 per year. 

Director: Father John Tasto 

Location: Tijuana, BC, Mexico 

SHI Partnership Began: 2006 

Project Overview: Colegio Santa Rosa de Lima is associated with Missionaries of the Cross and is self-funded.  The Colegio is lead by Father John and it provides free education to over 600 students in grades 1 thru 12.  SHI’s donation to the school contributed to expansion of school facilities, and our partnership with Rotary now provides free lunch five days a week to the students.

Current Needs: Classroom supplies

For information on how you can help this project please contact SHI at (619) 582-8200 or email

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Archdiocese of Moshi, Tanzania

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Catholic Diocese of Moshi

Mission: The mission is to ensure that adequate care and support is provided to both orphans and vulnerable children and assisting such children to be educated and trained so as to be successful and useful members who can contribute productively to their societal development.

Number People Served: We have 6,000 orphans but up to now we are able to reach 3,000.



SHI Partnership Began: 2009

Current Needs: School fees, food, school materials, school uniforms, medicines and seminars.

Project Overview: The project plans to serve orphans who are at homes and to provide them health, educational and moral support. Orphans will be cared by their families and Rainbow Centre will be coordinator between families and children.

Specific Project Activities are as follows:
Provide foster support to a significant number of  OVCs to grow and develop, spiritually, physically and mentally. The project will support
Orphans( OVCs) to access normal and better standards of living. Besides that shelter and better nutrition will be provided to ensure that balanced diet for better growth.

This will involve:
 a) Identification and mobilization of orphans: The project will set up a system to identify deserving orphans from the communities throughout  Rainbow catchment areas.
b) Pay school fees, uniforms and other scholastic materials.
c) Provide food and medication 
d) Sensitizing various stakeholders on the special needs of the orphans and vulnerable children.
e) Ensure quality education for the orphans.f) Organize meetings with the guardians, committees and Local leaders.

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Parroquia San Juan Evangelista

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Trinitarias de Maria
(Trinitarians of Mary)

Mission: Striving to make our monasteries Eucharistic Centers where people may come and share in our life of adoration.

Number Served: Over 30,000 individuals annually.

Director: Mother Lillie Diaz and Sister Catarina

Location: Carretera Libre Tijuana-Tecate, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

SHI Partnership Began: 1994

Project Overview: Trinitarians of Mary was founded by Mother Lillie Diaz in 1992 after a Pilgrimage to Fatima, Portugal. While on Pilgrimage, she received a calling to found a religious community dedicated to Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration, in the spirit of the Fatima message, for the building up of the Church in the World and in support of Catholic Priests. The Trinitarians of Mary were subsequently canonically erected as a Public Association of the Faithful on December 12, 1993, by His Excellency, Most Rev. Bishop Emilio Berlié Belaunzarán.

The Trinitarians of Mary are a Roman Catholic community of women who lead non-cloistered contemplative life in the service of perpetual Eucharist Adoration.  Twenty-four hours a day, the sisters adore Our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Each sister has between 1-2 hours a day and 1-2 hours a night of solitary Eucharist Adoration.  In addition to their primordial occupation of daily prayer, and with the help of SHI and other community organizations, the Sisters provide bi-weekly food distribution, clothing, education, youth and minister retreats, and also work with four drug rehabilition centers in the community. The sisters welcome people from all walks of life whose spiritual and material needs brings them to their monasteries.

For information on how you can help this project please contact Sister Katarina (619) 781-1141 or email

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Sanatorio San Francisco de Tijuana, S.A. (Hospital)

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Sanatorio San Francisco de Tijuana, S.A.
(Saint Francis Hospital of Tijuana)

Mission: To help underprivileged members of the community.

Number Served: 1,500 per year.

Director: Sister Elizabeth Ann Waldron Felix

Location: Colonia America, Tijuana, Baja California

SHI Partnership Began: 2004

Project Overview: Hospital San Francisco de Tijuana is affiliated with the Franciscan Sisters and provides medical services to over 1,500 underprivileged per year with a grant provided by SHI.  The services provided include: distribution of medication, urgent care services, surgeries, follow – ups as well religious and preventative education. For more information about this partner, please visit them at

Current Needs: Food, blankets, clothing, and shoes.

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