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Abrigo Casa Limiar

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What is Casa Limiar?

Casa Limiar serves vulnerable children that are brought into the home through the judicial system who have suffered ill-treatment, abandonment, living in situations of risk, among other reasons and are sheltered until they can be reintegrated with their families, adopted, or age out of the program at the age of 18.

Our Story

In operation since April 2003, Casa Limiar, managed with the support of the City of São Paulo, has the capacity to serve approximately 20 children and adolescents ranging in age from newborn to 18 years of age, coming from situations of social vulnerability. In order to provide a healthy family environment, the shelter provides all the basic needs, ensuring all children maintain a routine according to their age group, including participation in the life of the local community through attendance in public school, preschool programs for the toddlers, other educational, cultural, sports, and leisure activities. They also assist the teens with initiation of professional activities. Casa Limiar also provides medical, psychological, dental and pharmaceutical care using the public health system.

To Donate or Volunteer

Visit: http://www.limiar.org

English language contact: Kristy Miranda at kristy.miranda@hotmail.com 

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Associação Criança Brasil

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What is Criança Brasil?

Criança Brasil is an educational day care for 340 small children aged from 6 months to 4 years, and an after school program for 240 children from age 6 up to 15 years old.

Our Story

It was founded in 1987 by Liana Borges and is currently run by an active volunteer Advisory Board and Board of Directors. Criança Brasil supports 580 children in the neighborhoods of Jardim Panorama in Morumbi, Real Parque and Vila Dalva and depends on its volunteers for day-to-day expenses and on financial support for added value programs such as physiological psychological support, computer and art programs and cultural outings. 

Contact Information

http://www.criancabrasil.org.br

English language contact: Bridget O'Brien b.mauriceobrien@gmail.com

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Associação Maria Helen Drexel

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What is Helen Drexel?

Helen Drexel is an organization which maintains seven independent homes for neglected and abandoned children, from 1 to 18 years of age.

Our Story

Founded 35 years ago by Father John Drexel and a group of friends, this entity is maintained solely through donations and fundraisers. Currently,  49 kids, all referred by Social Services and the Juvenile Court, live in each of the 7 homes with their social parents. 

To Donate or Volunteer

Visit: http://www.helendrexel.org.br

English language contact: Georgia Mourad at georgiamourad@terra.com.br

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Associação Vida Jovem

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What is Vida Jovem?

The mission of Vida Jovem (VJ) is to serve young people, ages 14 to 17, and their families in a situation of social vulnerability, offering them complementary education and professional training for full social development. Courses include, among others, Administration with emphasis in Hotel Management and Tourism, Computer Maintenance with CISCO System certification and Web Design.

Our Story

In its 30 years of existence, the work carried out by VJ has brought hope and self-esteem to hundreds of young people of the community every year, as well as greater autonomy and responsibility, showing the capacity they have to fulfill and grow as citizens.

To Donate or Volunteer

Visit: www.vidajovem.org

English language contact: Anders Pettersson at a.pettersson@uol.com.br

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Grupo Primavera

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Our Campinas Chapter has chosen a charity local to Campinas members. 

 

What is Grupo Primavera

This is a community center that provides crucial educational assistance, career training, and social guidance to 480 at-risk youths in Campinas. 

Our Story

Established in 1981 by Jade Sieh, Chinese-American Sociologist, the NGO was originally designed to help women in Campinas escape prostitution. Sieh quickly learned that most of the prostitutes were from Jardim Sao Marcos, and after acquainting herself with the community, shifted her focus to prevention. Grupo began offering continuing education and vocational programs to the school age girls in the community. The program eventually grew to serve 141 girls, however, government funding was suspended until Grupo agreed to accept boys into the program. Grupo agreed and the agency now provides education and training to girls and boys of the Jardim Sao Marcos community.

To Donate or Volunteer

Visit: http://gprimavera.org.br

English language contact: Ariene Fonseca at arienefonseca@mac.com 

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Mission ABBA

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What is Mission ABBA

Mission Abba is a Christian community that rescues youth at risk. Its goal is to reunite street children with their own families, and remedy the situation that led to a breakdown.

Our Story

Founded in Interlagos in 1993 by an association of churches, ABBA is now led by Thomas and Susanna Smoak and a team of missionaries and volunteers. ABBA runs multiple programs including, 2 community centers, a shelter for children, as well as other social outreach programs aimed to strengthen families and keep children off the streets. It is funded by churches and individual donors, with occasional donations from corporations.

To Donate or Volunteer  

Visit: www.abbabrasil.org.br  

English language contact:  Sue Banman Sileci at  sue@sileci.com

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Lar Tia Edna

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Lar Tia Edna

What is Lar Tia Edna? 

Lar Tia Edna is a children’s home for approximately 10 children.

Our Story

Founded over 30 years ago by Edna Deakins, an American missionary, the children who make Lar Tia Edna their home remain there until they reach adulthood, as Tia Edna insisted that it be a family, not a foster home.  Since 1986, Henry – one of Edna’s first adoptees -- and his wife Nilma have cared for the home and children, living on the premises. Their primary focus has always been the childrens’ education; they work with inexhaustible enthusiasm, pursuing every opportunity for their advancement. 

To Donate or Volunteer

Visit: http://lardatiaedna.com.br

English language contact Alina Fonteneau at alinacubasf@gmail.com

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Projeto Sol

Communications

What is Projeto Sol?

It is an award-winning community center serving children and young adults from age 4 to 18. Here, not only are children fed, they are inspired to live a dignified life by spending non-school hours participating in activities such as art, soccer, drama and dance classes. They also offer quiet time in the library to support academics and encourage the pleasure of reading.

Our Story

Projeto Sol began in 1982 when Sister Angela, an american nun, and Luis Carlos dos Santos, a social worker, opened a small activity center in a shack located in an Interlagos "favela". The center was developed to offer an alternative to juvenile delinquency and a life of drugs and violence found in this neighborhood. The whole community enjoys performances, games and socials hosted by Projeto Sol. Some children who have attended Projeto Sol are university graduates and some have returned as teachers. The new center was inaugurated in March 2008 to better serve the community.

To Donate or Volunteer

Visit: www.projetosol.org.br

English language contact: charity@amsoc.com.br

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Vivenda da Criança

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What is Vivenda da Criança?

Vivenda da Criança is a community center located in Parelheiros, in the outskirts of São Paulo.  The community center receives some government funding and runs three programs:  the “Social Education Program” (Programa Sócio Educativo), which offers complementary schooling to 150 children, ranging from 7 to 14 years old; and the “Family Action Program”(Programa Ação Família), which provides social assistance to more than 1,000 local families, and “Project Transformation”(Projeto Mutação), which provides computer training and other classes to help young people enter the job market. 

Our Story 

The institution was founded almost 20 years ago by Sister Ivonne, a Franciscan nun, who started Vivenda as a home for boys she encountered living on the streets in the surrounding neighborhood. As the needs of the community changed over the years, Vivenda has adapted to a center that serves a much larger portion of the community.  Sister Ivonne has recently retired from operational management but remains on the board of the directors.

To Donate or Volunteer

Visit: www.vivendadacrianca.com.br 

For English language contactMaria Stiehm, stiehm@hotmail.com

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