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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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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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Samaritanas de Jesus y Maria de Guadalupe (Rosarito)

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Samaritanas of Jesus and Maria of Guadalupe

Mission: The mission is to evangelize and bring the love of God the Merciful Father to the people and praying for inner healing, helping people who have depression, suicide attempts, family problems, working with married couples, young people and persons of all ages, through retreats, spiritual support to the community.

Number of People Served: 5 surrounding communities

Director: Sister Eva Solorio Galvan

Location: The Community of Playas de Rosarito, Mexico

SHI Partnership Began: 2011

Current Needs: Food, blankets, beds for the over night retreats, chair, tables educational materials

Project Description: Sister Samaritanas are bring peace and internal healing to the community. Serving Hands International has donated 4 portables building to the Sister Samaritanas that retreats are being held in.

For more information on how you can help the project please contact at:  

Office (661) 613-40-15       


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Religiosas del Verbo Encarnado

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Religiosas del Verbo Encarnado
(Religious Sisters of the Encarnate Word)

Mission: To minister the Holy Sacrament and provide the senior citizens and single mothers of the community with social services that will enhance their well-being.

Number Served: 2,000 community members per year.

Director: Hermana Demetria Lopez

Location: Colonia La Morita, Tijuana, B.C. Mexico

SHI Partnership Began: 2004

Project Overview: The Religiosas del Verbo Encarnado are dedicated to helping the community celebrate the Eucharist, to proclaim the Good News, to encourage stewardship as a way of life, and to helping them grow in faith, justice, love and service to others. The sisters help also provide Eucharist, religious education, social services clothes, back-packs, shoes, and food on a weekly basis to the local community.

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

For information on how you can help this project please contact Maria (664) 901-8380 or email

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Proyecto Salesiano Tijuana, A.C.

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Proyecto Salesiano Tijuana, A.C.
(Salesian Project, Tijuana)

Mission: To combine the process of education with the free and harmonious development of the human and Christian dimension of each individual with the end goal of becoming a good Christian, and an honest citizen, able to take responsibility and be trans-formative of society and church.

Number Served: 3,600 per week

Director: Father Raúl Curiel Ruvalcaba

Location: Colonia Castillo, Tijuana, BC, Mexico

SHI Partnership Began: 2009

Project Overview: Proyecto Salesiano Tijuana, A.C. recently celebrated 12-years of service and is committed to being a continued source of assistance to a primarily large transient community. With the help of SHI, and local community members, the facility is run by volunteers who prepare a warm quality breakfast to 900 people four times per week consisting of coffee, bread, juice, a main course, rice and beans.
In addition to the food, and because 65 percent of those served are first-time repatriated immigrants to the area, the project also strives create opportunities for growth within the community by providing access to jobs, doctors, counseling, and family services. All this is done with the hope of restoring individuals and their families with dignity, the means to return to work, a way to be self-sufficient, and/or a way home.

Current Needs:Rice, beans, freshfruit and meat or poultry.

For information on how you can help this project please contact Sra. Patricia Torres (664) 687-3902 or email

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Parroquia Santo Toribio Romo

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Parroquia Santo Toribio Romo
(Saint Toribio Parish)

Mission: To provide religious education, catechism, marriage sacrament workshops, social services and food to the local community.

Number Served: 1,560 community members per year.

Director: Padre Juan Carlos Ackerman y Padre Francisco Curley

Location: Fraccionamiento Santa Fe, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

SHI Partnership Began: 2000

Project Overview: Our church has helped many members of the community who have been adversely affected by the lack of social services and lack of work, by providing food, backpacks, blankest, shoes, and social and spiritual education. Our parish is in the process of constructing a building which will provide shelter, rooms for youth discussion groups, and shelter for children to receive catechism. We currently provide confession every day of the week, as well as provide an average of 500 children weekly with bible studies in preparation for the first communion and confirmation.

Current Needs:
 Basic pantry food, backpacks, shoes, and blankets.

For information on how you can help this project please contact: (664) 974-4327 or email santotoribioromo1@hotmail

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Parroquia Santísimo Sacramento (Rosarito)

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Parroquia Santisimo Sacramento
(Blessed Sacrament Parish)

Mission: To nurture the soul of the community by providing food and spiritual and educational guidance.

Number Served: Mass for 2,000 parishioners weekly.

Director: Padre Arcadio Avila

Location: Rosarito, BC, Mexico

SHI Partnership Began: 2011

Project Overview: To date, SHI has donated two portable classrooms which will help the Parish continue to serve the community with catechism every week and religious education. Parroquia Santisimo Sacramento helps the poor by providing food bags . It also provides baptism services, and catechism for children to help prepare them for the First Communion and Confirmation.

Current Needs: Food, backpacks, and sweaters.

For information on how you can help this project please contact Parroquia Santisimo Sacramento representative Padre Arcadio Avila (661) 613-7626 or  email

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