a growing number of these dear abandoned
young people. And as we get to know them we work to reintegrate them back
into their natural families; for this certainly is the ideal solution to
their desparate existance. In many cases, however, it is either impossible
or else highly unfair to the children to force them to return to their natural
parents. This is why we provided shelter, food,
clothing and education to as many of them as we could. Our shelter was right
on the campus of Majon University. We have named it "Albergue Nicole
D´Amecourt" in honor of someone who has worked with us for over
25 years and whose tireless generosity has helped needy children in many
parts of the world.
America has more children living in the street, percapita,
than any place else in the world. We have the privilege of
This is a pilot project, and we will decide whether to continue it when
we have operated for long enough time to evaluate the merrits of adding
shelter to the other services we offer to poor and street children.
This project was operated from
2001 until early 2003.