Children who live at the home have grown up in unstable and insecure environments. They often arrive without identity papers and suffer severe physical and psychological damage. Because they have had their rights as children to identity and security violated, our challenge is to make Colibries a place where they can feel at home during this transitory period in their lives.
At Colibries children receive psychological and medical assistance to help them recover emotionally and physically from prior abuses. Each individual is embraced, understood, and supported by a team of professionals and volunteers. Our programs and service s work to develop their unique personalities and instill a sense of security and self reliance. These assistance programs include a comprehensive diagnosis of each child’s case made by professionals to find the best results and solutions.
Mensajeros de la Paz seeks to strengthen the children’s social relationships, maintain, or repair significant family ties, or initiate the approach to an adoptive process when necessary.
Colibríes prioritizes respect for children’s culture, customs and right to expression and promotes actions to avoid prolonging their stay in the home. In addition, the children at the Home receive a balanced diet controlled by nutrition professionals as part of the incorporation of the Colibríes Home into the National Plan against Hunger.
Coming to the Home is a life changing experience for these children who need help in their recovery process. Our programs offer the support and the tools necessary to restore self confidence and start a new life free of previous abuses. The project’s primary goal is to ensure that the children are placed in a family that can provide them with a secure environment so they do not go through a situation where their rights could be violated again.