During late summer, the harvest of garden herbs is at its peak. Why not try using fair trade, or small garden grown, herbs and spices?
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
For over 25 years, Casa Alianza Mexico has provided care and protection for boys and girls who have experienced extraordinary trauma, including abuse, neglect, violence, abandonment, addiction to harmful substances, sexual exploitation and human trafficking.The rising tide of violence and instability in Mexico has made their work even more urgent, as more and more children and teens find themselves victims of various types of abuse and in desperate need of the care they provide.Programs at Casa Alianza Mexico include small homes in distinct locations in Mexico City that house up to 80 children and teens per night and a separate home for 17 Teen Moms and 24 babies. They also have a fully developed Independent Life Program that prepares youth for life after Casa Alianza and a 24-hour toll-free crisis hotline, Acercatel, which serves youth in crisis across the entire country.
“We who recognize God's providence and fidelity to His people are dedicated to living out His covenant among ourselves and those children we serve, with absolute respect and unconditional love. That commitment calls us to serve suffering children of the street, and to protect and safeguard all children. Just as Christ in His humanity is the visible sign of God's presence among His people, so our efforts together in the covenant community are a visible sign that effects the presence of God, working through the Holy Spirit among ourselves and our youth.”