Instituto Madre Asunta
Instituto Madre Asunta, A.C.
(Mother Asunta Institute)
Mission: Centro Madre Asunta practices the teaching of Jesus Christ which is to love thy neighbor as ours selves and to see the face of Christ in each migrant that is helped.
Number Served: 600 per year.
Director: Sister Adelia Contini
Location: Colonia Reforma, Tijuana, BC, Mexico
SHI Partnership Began: 1980
Project Overview: Centro Madre Asunta is a sister organization of Casa de los Migrantes and is affiliated with las Hermanans Misioneras de San Carlos Borromeo Scalabrininanas. The Center was the first in Tijuana to establish a method of providing dignified assistance to women and children who have been displaced after deportation from the United States or are migrating from central Mexico. The Center provides three meals per day, clothes, shoes, legal assistance, psychological care, spiritual and medical assistance, as well as access to phones. The Center has been in existence for 17 years and has helped 17,000 migrant women and children.