Casa Jackson is a recovery center for malnourished infants and children under the age of 11 years located in Antigua, Guatemala. We exist to provide children with the medical, nutritional, and educational assistance they need for the quickest recovery possible.
The boys and girls of The GOD’S CHILD Project are alive, in school, and healthy because of you. They are no longer homeless. They are no longer hungry. They no longer need to sell themselves for a warm place to stay.
The GOD’S CHILD Project (GCP) is a educational development organization dedicated to “breaking the chains of poverty through education and formation.” Since its founding in 1991 by Patrick Atkinson, it has grown to more than twelve distinct programs in 5 different countries.
Today, The GOD’S CHILD Project cares for and educates 5,000 orphaned, abandoned, and poverty-stricken boys and girls in addition to providing health and community-based services for 8,700 widowed, abandoned, and single mothers and their dependents in Guatemala, El Salvador, Malawi, and India.
GCP is dedicated to sustainable and permanent changes. Through clinics, schools, social work, micro-finance, homeless shelters, drug rehabilitation, and human trafficking advocacy, The GODS CHILD Project is able to get to the underlying causes of poverty instead of merely treating the symptoms. Children who were once homeless and abandoned are now professional adults with families of their own because of the chance that GOD’S CHILD gave them.
We are not a hand-out program. Children earn much of what they receive through their participation in the program and in their schools, and have the opportunity to earn an additional scholarship which supplements, or even surpasses, their family’s income. Rewarding the children for academic excellence gives the other family members (i.e. the mother or parents) a vested interest in the academic progress of their child.
It is because of the support and love of the children’s friends, benefactors, and sponsors that we are able to keep them alive, in school, and healthy. We are extremely grateful for their prayers, love, and support for the children.
Contact Person:Corinne Castro
Telephone Guatemala: +502-2331-9408
Address Guatemala: Antigua, Guatemala
Articles about Orphan Care
- Because someone cared, lives are being changed in Guatemala. Read on to find out what has happened in our ministry this past year.
- 2018 Mid-Year Report from missionary family in Guatemala. Our ministry has grown substantially, not just in the numbers of those we serve, but in depth and scope.
- Orphan Care – Beyond Orphanages, serving for a lifetime. Lessons about orphan care from a missionary in Guatemala. When does our ministry end? When do we check someone we have been serving off our list and consider them “mission accomplished”? All too often in many orphanages and children’s homes, the moment they walk out the door they are forgotten.
- Orphan Prevention, getting to the root of the problem of orphan care in Guatemala.
- Anyone can love when it’s easy; but, it’s how we respond when things are hard, that truly demonstrates the heart of God. Serving orphans and vulnerable children in Guatemala, we have had to figure out how to do this right.