What we do


The Needs

  • Most elders we serve live off $500 MX pesos (approx. $42 USD) per month
  • Many live in spaces that are in unsafe condition
  • Very few have access to running water or a toilet in their space
  • Many have severe health issues
  • None have the financial resources to pay for the medicines and treatments they need
  • Very few have the ability to self-advocate

 

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How We Help
  • We offer a basic food aid package once a month
  • We improve housing where necessary
  • We help the most destitute of our elders by paying their electricity bill
  • We bring free specialized health services such as hearing check-ups and vision exams to the community
  • We help our elders get the prescribed eye glasses or hearing aids
  • We help our elders with their paperwork to apply for government benefits and government donations
  • We visit our elders regularly
  • We take our elders to the doctor, if they don't have anyone to take them or the money to pay for the visit as well as help out with medicine
  • We organize events and offer social activities such as an arts and crafts afternoon, an excercise class, birthday parties, and  movie screenings.
We also have a small Shop of the Open Heart at our headquarters in Santo Domingo Tonalá, where our elders can pick and choose from an array of donated items according to their needs and desire.

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