Casa (Clínica) Dispensario San Eugenio = Vecinos de la Frontera
Casa San Eugenio Dispensario
(San Eugenio Home)
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: Sister Rosa Alba Mendia
Location: Colonia La Morita II, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
SHI Partnership Began: 2000
Project Overview: In 1996 Fr. Robert Callahan of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate founded the San Eugenio de Mazenod Mission (a.k.a Parroquia San Eugenio de Mazenod) on the outskirts of Tijuana in an area known as La Morita. Casa San Eugenio Dispensario was established in 2000, and is adjacent to the Parroquia San Eugenio de Mazenod in the heart of La Morita II. The facility is managed by Sister Rosa Alba Mendia of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate Order.
The clinic in partnership with SHI, Rotary International, and other local civic groups, has grown from a small temporary structure to a three story facility which now provides social, medical, psychological, educational, and spiritual services to more than 52 thousand locals annually from the surrounding 14 Colonias. Community members are charged for medical services on a sliding scale.
The community center is dedicated to improving the physical and mental condition of the surrounding community by promoting, encouraging, directing, and co-sponsoring activities that will promote social, sports, educational and cultural development. The center provides classes in computers, sewing, cosmetology, nutrition, and English. These labs will help community members learn new skills to improve their job marketability and help create a sustainable local environment. To learn more about this program, please visit them at Casa San Eugenio.
Of Note: Casa San Eugenio was recently featured in the Frontera newspaper as having surpassed their 2010 service projections by 12 thousand for the rural area of La Morita where the clinic is located.