Our work is made possible by:

We are a not-for-profit charity. All administrative and overhead costs are covered so 100% of all donations are directly used to help individuals in need. Our focus began on the border region of Baja California and has expanded to places of extreme poverty around the world.

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.

For information on how you can help this project please contact Sister Anette at (664) 683-0575 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.