The Children's Center
Children come to Sanctuary House because they have been removed from situations of abuse and neglect; have chronic medical needs; or do not have family to care for them.
Sanctuary House Children’s Center or Casa Santuario is a long-term residential home for at-risk children. Children come to Sanctuary House because they have been removed from situations of abuse and neglect; have chronic medical needs; have been abandoned; or do not have sufficient family to care for them. At Sanctuary House we provide care for up to 35 children, ages 0-18 years of age. Additionally, in conjunction with Hospital Loma de Luz, we provide short-term residential care to children and their families who qualify based on medical needs.
Sanctuary House is staffed by North American volunteers on long-term missionary assignments working together with Honduran employees. Sanctuary House is located close to the Hospital Loma de Luz which allows us to provide excellent medical care for the children in residence. Emphasis is placed on education and all children in residence attend the El Camino bi-lingual school.
Casa Santuario ensures that that physically, mentally and spiritually each child be provided with what he or she needs to thrive and to attain their God given potential.
The mission of the home is to see each child cared for at Sanctuary House Children’s Center love the Lord their God with all their heart, soul and mind, and to raise a generation of children who impact their world for Christ.
Volunteer Opportunities at the Children's Center
Minimum 1 Year Commitment
Long-term missionary volunteers are needed to serve alongside current Casa Santuario staff. Volunteers must be competent in basic conversational Spanish and able to interact with staff and children who only speak Spanish. Depending on the interests, giftings, and availability of the volunteer, responsibilities could include: working with special needs children, general childcare, administrative tasks or tutoring, to name a few.
For more information on serving as a long-term missionary, please contact [email protected]
2 month commitment (jun-aug)
Each summer, during school vacation, Casa Santuario offers a program for its children designed to be fun, educational and instructive of ‘ The Way, the Truth, and the Life’. Summer Interns have been instrumental to this program.
A summer internship at Casa Santuario is a volunteer position. Applicants must be committed Christians. Additionally, the ideal applicant is a college student pursuing a degree in elementary/secondary education or a similar major who is interested in pursuing a career in missions upon graduation. Conversational Spanish is required for any interested applicant. If interested, please complete the short-term volunteer application.
The children cared for at Sanctuary House Children’s Center are provided access to quality education, healthcare and nutrition.
For all of you who have raised children, or even been children, you realize that “Kids are expensive”. We do our best to be good Stewards of available resources, while careful not to push that to the point of deprivation of the essential needs of each child.
Still, “Kids are expensive”.
We are grateful for sponsorships of any amount, which help cover ongoing monthly expenses per child, such as:
- Celebrations/Events: $25 monthly
- Education: $50 monthly
- Food: $100 monthly
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