The average wage earned in a factory in Tijuana is $75 a week, making childcare a luxury, not a necessity. Because government assistance for childcare is unavailable, many children are left home alone or in the care of older siblings that should be in school but need to help care for the family.
At a cost of only $5 per month per family, the Mission has made childcare affordable. We are currently maintaining an average of 175 children in our family care center. The ministry has been providing affordable childcare to surrounding communities since 1995. Our desire is to help these kids step out from under a poverty mindset and build new identities as children destined for greatness. We believe we are partnering with their parents to raise up the next generation of world leaders, educators, fathers and mothers, skilled craftsmen, artists, scientists, and more. We do this by intentionally showing them the Father’s love in an environment that encourages individuality, grows decision making skills, and seeks relationship with our Heavenly Father.
What the program offers
Transportation: We bus all of the children to and from their homes Monday through Friday, 50 weeks a year.
Food: We feed them breakfast and lunch.
Education: School-aged children are enrolled in our elementary school, preschool through sixth grade. After graduating from the sixth grade they are given the opportunity to be automatically enrolled in our junior high and high school.