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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Catherine’s Children Home (Rosarito)

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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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Instituto Madre Asunta

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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

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Hospital Sagrado Corazon

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Hospital Sagrado Corazón
(Sacred Heart Hospital)

Mission: To provide medical services to the poorest members of the community.

Number Served: 1,800 per year.

Director: Sister María Cristina Ledezma Ramírez

Location: Colonia Independencia, Tijuana, BC, Mexico

SHI Partnership Began: 2007

Project Overview: Hospital Sagrado Corazon is affiliated and overseen by the Sacred Heart Sisters of Jesus. The hospital currently provides free medical services to 1,800 individuals per year, and networks with the Red Cross to screen patients and refer them to the most appropriate medical facility.

Current Needs: Financial support to cover basic medical supplies, medical equipment, water, facilities, and worker salaries.

For information on how you can help this project please contact Sister Alba Patricia (664) 685-6318 or email
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Friends of the Poor

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Friends of the Poor

Mission: To respond to the needs of the poor without regard to race, color, creed, gender, or nationality. To collect food, clothing, medicines, medical equipment, funds and other necessities of life for the poor.  To distribute those items and funds to existing agencies, groups, organizations or individuals providing direct service to the poor.

Number Served: 1,500 per year.

Director: Mrs. Colleen Garbaczewski

Location: Colonia Cestillo, Tijuana, BC, Mexico

SHI Partnership Began: 1996

Project Overview: Friends of the Poor is associated with the Catholic Church and provides bi-weekly food distribution, educational support, over the counter medication, referrals for medical procedures, and spiritual guidance.  Friends of the Poor also works closely with Sister Antonia who ministers to the men in the Tijuana prison.

For information on how you can help this project please contact Claudia (664) 109-71-40 & Colleen (619) 507-0929

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Coalición Pro Defensa del Migrante A. C.

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Coalición Pro Defensa del Migrante, A.C.
(Coalition for the Defense of Migrants)

Mission: To provide basic human rights to repatriated men, women, and children by offering social services such as dignified shelter, transportation, and clean food three times per day.

Number Served: 3,500 repatriated immigrants monthly.

Director: Dr. Jose A. Moreno Mena

Location: Colonia Postal, Tijuana, BC, Mexico

SHI Partnership Began: 2005

Project Overview: Coalición Pro-Defensa del Migrante guarantees basic human rights to the migrant population being deported from the United States through Tijuana, B.C.. Because many of the repatriated citizens have lived in the United States for many years, they suffer from shock, confusion, and have no where to live in Mexico.  The Coalición Pro-Defensa del Migrante provides social service information pamphlets, orientation,  access to phones in order to connect with family, transportation to temporary homeless shelters or to their homes, as well as monitoring of human rights violations and deportation conditions.

For information on how you can help this project please contact Esmeralda Siu (664) 607-7077 or email

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