Life begins

November 24, 2014 Part Four of Fernando’s story After that weekend of detention, Fernando’s teachers can see in him something new. They offer him tutoring help with his classes and Fernando eagerly accepts it. Slowly classwork gets easier. Fernando begins to have friends and his rebelliousness turns more into playful mischievousness. Never receiving another detention, during his weekends at home Fernando offers to help his
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Fall Newsletter 2014

El Hogar Fall Newsletter Now Available ~To subscribe to our Newsletter, email info@elhogar.org with your request. Click on the image to the right to view our newsletter as a PDF     ~Home for the Holidays This holiday season, you can play a part in the holiday life of the El Hogar children. Find out how, here.     ~Fernando’s Story El Hogar Technical
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Something turns

November 17, 2014 Part Three of Fernando’s story Fernando finds himself alone much of the time during his weekend of detention. Now that he can’t see them, he longs for his mom and brothers. Even if all he gets to eat at home during the weekend is a few cold tortillas, his family provides familiarity. Here, at El Hogar, he is miserable. Fernando knows that his
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A new struggle

November 10, 2014 Part Two of Fernando’s story Through a friend Belkis learns of a school that accepts young students who live in dire poverty, a school and residence that requires no money of her – El Hogar. Belkis brings home an application for Fernando to fill out but anguishes over his bad grades and even whether the family is actually poor enough to qualify. Belkis does
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The call of the streets

November 4, 2014 The call of the streets Part One of Fernando’s story The streets of San Pedro Sula, second largest city in Honduras, teem with anger, violence and despair. These hot, dirty streets are familiar to Fernando Jose Vayejo Baca. Yes, his mom Belkis, and two younger brothers share a small shack made of rough boards and plastic, and Fernando is supposed to
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Passing of Jocie Rohde, beloved former Executive Director at El Hogar Projects

Jocelyn DeShong Rohde, 81, died peacefully at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, on September 20, 2014, with her family at her side. The cause was cancer of the pancreas. A memorial service will be held Monday, October 13, at 1:30 p.m. at Christ Church, Cañon City, Colorado. A memorial service took place in Homer, Alaska on Tuesday, September 23. Jocie had a keen
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El Hogar Addresses Emigration Crisis

El Hogar Projects serves as the compassionate and effective solution to the underlying issues of the emigration crisis. These past few weeks have seen significant and appropriate attention being directed toward the plight of vulnerable migrants crossing the U.S. border. We are seeing unaccompanied children and young mothers fleeing to the U.S. at an unprecedented pace. Those of you familiar with life in Central
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