At Niños, we provide an orphanage for children who have been orphaned, abandoned or abused. Most are very young, and are scared and withdrawn when they arrive. Here, they find safety, love, and healing. And they learn about God’s love for them.
Hector and Alma Rosa Najeres are the directors of our children’s homes. The Najeres supervise the homes, as well as the children’s health care, education and spiritual development. Our children attend the local school, and the Najeres attend school events and teacher conferences for our kids.
Casa Hinton is our home for infants and toddlers. Here, the children receive lots of love and individual attention from our Mexican “tias” (aunties). In addition, they teach the children about God and Jesus.
With the capacity for 20 children, Casa Hinton is a busy place. Our large dining hall and kitchen reside on this property and the kids all come together for their meals. A majority of our children have siblings at Ninos so meals are an important time for them to be together.
Francisco and Lidia Aquilera have been the house parents at Hacienda Sonrisa since it opened in early 2014. They now have a house full of our older girls starting at six-years old. They also have their own two girls.
Lidia had a dream as a young girl to mother 16 girls and has fulfilled that wish at Ninos.
Juan and Karla Rodriquez are the house parents at Casa Granada, our new home (July 2015) for older boys. With the help of hundreds of volunteers, a beautiful home for our boys was created. Juan and Karla truly love the boys and are raising them to become strong, loving Christian men. Casa Granada has the capacity for 14 boys and it is currently full.
There are more than 50 orphanages in Baja. DIF (Mexico’s social service agency) has told us that ours is one of the best. They say that our children heal more quickly, have fewer emotional problems and are much happier than kids at most orphanages.
Eventually, many of our children will be adopted by Mexican families. However, we will gladly raise and educate children until they are grown and become independent.