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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Spring 2014 Newsletter

~BREAKING NEWS: El Hogar releases its first professionally made video. ~Hear from sixth grader Diana as she receives a letter from her sponsor and responds. ~In our most recent newsletter we focus on what sponsorship means at El Hogar and how your support is vital to the children living in our centers in Honduras. ~To subscribe to our Newsletter, email info@elhogar.org with your request.
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Something to Smile About

In Honduras, poor dental health is still a major cause of illness and even death. Many children arriving at El Hogar have never even owned a toothbrush. In 2006, Dr. Jim Campi a dentist from Maryland, visited El Hogar. “I was profoundly moved not only by the program, but by the realization that I had a chance to do something with my education and
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