Have you heard the news? We’ve been shouting it from the rooftops, and we’re just gonna keep right on shouting!
We are thrilled to announce we have received government approval to begin providing family-style care in the state of Sonora, Mexico!
With your support, we’ve been working toward this for more than three years. Thanks to you, we’ve been building relationships and advocating for family-style care with the government and people of Sonora. Your generosity has also allowed us to show hope and love to children currently in government care.
And your persistence paid off! On Tuesday, February 11, we signed an official contract (known in Mexico as a convenio) with the Sonoran government…making The Hope Effect the first nonprofit to receive approval to provide family-style care in Sonora.
Hope in Hermosillo
This is a huge win for orphaned and vulnerable children in Sonora. Previously, the only option for these children was being raised in an orphanage. But now, thanks to you, more children will grow up knowing the love of a family.
So what’s next?
We’ll be partnering with the government to begin family-style care in Hermosillo, the capital of Sonora. There are currently almost 1,000 children living in government-run orphanages in the city of Hermosillo. We can’t wait to help these children find loving, supportive families.
The need in Hermosillo is great…but thanks to you, we are positioned to get started right away. Over the last few months, we hired additional staff in Hermosillo, and we’ve already started recruiting families to provide family-style care. The response has been incredible! We’re excited to share additional updates in the coming weeks.
And once we are fully up and running in Hermosillo, we’ll look to expand family-style care even farther in Sonora. We look forward to continuing our work in cities like San Luis Río Colorado, where we’ve been building relationships for the past few years.
We Can’t Say It Enough…Thank You!
This is all possible because of you. Thank you so much for your support and generosity. You are changing the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children around the world, and we are so grateful.
Stay tuned for updates…we’ll keep you posted on the great things happening in Sonora! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and sign up for our email list to receive the latest and greatest info.
Again, thank you so much for your support. Together, we are changing the way Sonora – and the world – cares for orphans.