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Hogar Santa Rita de Cascia

This program was born in 1997 with Father Ray Shambach at Hogar San Francisco de Asís and his team of volunteers in Usaquén

It is currently located in the Chapinero area, where comprehensive care is provided to an average of 60 children and adolescents under the protection of the ICBF, most of whom have been abandoned by their family in hospitals due to their cognitive and physical disabilities. , different diseases difficult to manage, such as genetic syndromes, cerebral palsy, cardiopulmonary, liver and kidney diseases, among others.

We seek to restore all their violated rights in the hands of a multidisciplinary work team in the areas of medicine, nutrition, psychology, social work, physical therapy, respiratory, occupational, dentistry, special education, permanent nursing care. Backed by the administrative, logistical and general services team that help us improve the quality of life and regain the hope of living with love within a new family.

We are the only ones who protect and care for more than 60 children with highly complex diseases 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We recover their hope and quality of life, always seeking reintegration with their family nucleus. We have a hundred university practitioners from different disciplines who attend the home daily to put their knowledge into practice and support the work of our professionals. The added value in every corner of the home is given by a large group of young people from different schools in the capital who carry out their social service at home, added to volunteer angels, international volunteers and corporate volunteers, among others, who are transforming reality to make invisible children visible.

This wonderful place is also part of the dreams under construction of the Los Angeles Life Center in Tocancipá. In 2018 work began on what will be its new headquarters, the “Hogar Amparo de Ángeles” on land donated by Jaime Duque Park, with the capacity to house more than 100 children from all over the country or foreigners who require it.

Life testimonials

"A spectacular work that they do in Proyecto Unión, I congratulate them, God bless all the children of this home"

Jeison AristizábalInspirational Colombian leader who redefines the concept of disability in the world