El Hogar


The Hogar Albergue Jesús de Nazaret, Inc. (Hogar) is a transitory home for boys and girls that have been victims of abuse. We provide a safe and positive living environment for the kids, ensuring that all their basic needs are met while giving them tender, loving care. Our Hogar is located in the city of Mayagüez and is registered as a non-profit organization with the Puerto Rico State Department, under the number 21,066.

Our Hogar was founded by Don Jesús Morales and his wife Carmen in 1991, and opened its doors on May 1995. Aware of the growing incidence of child abuse, a group of devoted community leaders worked tirelessly for five years to make the project a reality.

Our Hogar receives children from newborn to 11 years of age from all of Puerto Rico. The boys and girls receive personal attention, medical care, balanced nutrition, transportation, educational tutoring, recreational and cultural activities, and the professional social and psychological support necessary for their emotional and physical wellbeing.

We have an Executive Director who manages the staff and the day-to-day operations of El Hogar, and a volunteer Board of Directors that provides strategic and fiscal guidance. In addition, a group of kind and dedicated volunteers assist with important administrative and development activities, including proposal writing, fund-raising, marketing & communications, and event relations.

We invite you to become part of El Hogar’s family by becoming a ‘Padrino’ (Godfather) o ‘Madrina’ (Godmother), providing your time or monthly financial donations to help fund the children’s services.  For information on how to become involved, please contact us at +1 787 831 6161 or fill out the form on the ‘Contact’ section of this website.  We look forward to hearing from you!