Casa Hogar Covid-19 Update

Supporting the most vulnerable, Youth and Children’s Hostels:

Article from El Heraldo de Chihuahua

In Casa Hogar Word de Vida A.C. and El Por porvenir del El Porvenir del Student live people with social problems, orphanage or intellectual disability who currently receive psychological therapy and have a GP

Claudia Diaz

Children and young people channeled by the Integral Development of the Family of the State of Chihuahua (DIF) continue to be sheltered in the various hostels of the city, such as: Casa Hogar Palabra de Vida A.C. and El Porvenir del Student, where they continue their normal activities, but taking appropriate precautions and receiving psychological therapy to resist in the best possible way, these weeks of quarantine by Covid-19.

José Luis Gardea, director of both associations, explains that in addition to frequent hand washing, use of antibacterial gel and head coverings, “we have a GP”, who constantly reviews minors, mainly check their temperature or other symptoms related to the virus.

He adds that, likewise, talks have been held to advise on any doubts, and in case of emergency, “we have isolation area and we will follow the protocol that the Ministry of Health tells us”.

The leader also reiterates the commitment to support the most vulnerable population, so among the eleven people currently providing their services in Palabra de Vida and In El Porvenir del Estudiante, they are organized in the various administrative, educational, psychological, canteen and routine areas that promote healthy coexistence among residents.

It should be noted that, in this return to school, some students will start virtually, while “looking for a way to provide us with the necessary equipment so that everyone can continue their educational training”, said Gardea.

Quarantine activities

  • The routine starts with breakfast
  • Then class therapy follows
  • Between meals, a sneak-up
  • Perform the respective tasks in bedrooms, dining room or TV area
  • Time to eat
  • Time to watch movies
  • Again classes on securities
  • Mid-afternoon collation
  • Briefings
  • Finally dinner

Partnerships available

  • Eleven people currently work, serving more than seventy children and young people with limited economic resources, with social problems, orphanage or disability.
  • Children are 24 hours a day in the hostels, seven days a week.
  • They continue to receive the children’s sector that THE DIF channels.
  • Palabra de Vida caters to children from six years onwards.
  • In El Porvenir del Estudiante, most young people have intellectual disabilities and are for men only.



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