A residence. A roof over your head. A dwelling place. An oasis. A sanctuary. Home.
The Mission Home is currently home to 78 children ages 8 months – 17 years. Children arrive from the state only after a search to see if the child could be placed with a family member. Almost all the children here come from significant abuse or neglect by family members. Only in situations that are so desperate and hopeless, with no other option, do these children require placement at the Mission Home. This is a home for the most vulnerable. The forgotten and abused. For the children that otherwise might have fallen through the cracks.
When a child first arrives they are hopeless and desperate. Most have just survived immense trauma, both physical and mental, struggling with feelings of abandonment. But then a transformation occurs.
They are welcomed home as if their room was always meant for them. Missionary Sisters who have dedicated their lives to the Mission care for them like mothers. They are showered with love. And it is a love that is not only spoken but demonstrated in every interaction from the moment they wake up to the moment they go to sleep. The are provided for with new clothes, plenty of food, healthcare, education, and much more. For some, it is the first time they will go to school. For many, it is the first time they will eat three meals in one day. For all, it is a home where they will be safe and loved.
These are the children you help.