San Miguel de Allende
HIM Int’l is currently engaged with two orphanages, or “Hogares” in San Miguel de Allende, a colonial town, located 3 hours northwest of Mexico City. Casa Hogar Santa Julia Don Bosco houses approximately 30 girls and Santuario Hogar Guadalupano Mexiquito houses 35 boys. Ages of the children range from 2 to 18 years old. Most of the children have either been removed from abusive households or have been placed as orphans for various unfortunate situations. The two Hogares are facilitated by the same Dominican order of nuns, who warmly welcome the children, and provide a loving and safe environment for them to live and grow.
In May of 2018, HIM Int’l began forming connections, and the beginning of a relationship was formed between our U.S. team and the community of San Miguel de Allende. We began providing the Hogares orphanages with food, clothing, educational, and other basic supplies; and thereafter, brought our U.S. team of healthcare professionals to San Miguel de Allende, whom engaged in providing medical care and assistance to the children of both the boys’ and girls’ orphanages. Since the laying of our roots, our mission has continued to flourish. With successful reaches and expanding joint efforts with other healthcare professionals, organizations, businesses, and individuals, we are grateful and enthusiastic for the growing support and donations from the community.
In between our work, are ample opportunities to explore the town of San Miguel de Allende. Voted as the “Best City in the World”, by “Travel and Leisure” in 2017, we note the diversity in restaurant selections, the cultured art colleges and galleries, and the stunning architecture and vibrant color that add to its charm and allure. Hence, other than the emotionally-enriched experiences that our team and volunteers gain from each medical mission, those visiting San Miguel de Allende are certain to be enchanted by its culturally-fulfilling ambience, and the beautiful chapters that are yet to unfold, upon this journey we take together.
LATEST TRIP – MARCH 2019
Hope In Motion International returned to San Miguel de Allende in March, 2019, to continue to provide dental care to the orphans.
On this trip they were also accompanied by an ophthalmologist and local practitioner who gave the children, and the nuns, eye exams and treatment.
If you would like to volunteer your time and expertise to helping these children, come join us on our next trip and contact us today.