Back2Back serves orphans and vulnerable children in Monterrey, Mexico by partnering with individuals, schools, churches, civic groups, and businesses. Monterrey is the capital city of the northeastern state of Nuevo León in Mexico. Located 150 miles south of the U.S. border, Monterrey is surrounded by the breathtaking Sierra Madre Mountains. There is a large separation between the wealthy and poor in Monterrey, with very few people considered “middle class.” It is difficult to break the cycle of poverty since public education ends after the 9th grade. As a result, unemployment rates are high, and the national minimum wage is less than $5 a day. In Mexico, children age out of orphanages in 9th grade when free public schooling ends - long before most children are ready to transition to independent living.
Back2Back founded the Hope Program to offer vulnerable children an opportunity to pursue higher education in a family environment, and ultimately a means to break free from the generational cycle of poverty that is all too common. With that in mind, Back2Back invites children who are on the brink of aging out of the homes to live on the ministry campus and participate in the Hope Program. Living in a family-style setting with house parents, students are mentored, supported through scholarships and tutoring, and encouraged to finish high school and college. The Hope Program is a critical alternative for teenagers like Mario who would otherwise have limited options.
January marked five years since a devastating earthquake rocked the tiny island of Haiti. While the rubble has finally cleared, daily life is still a struggle for many who call Haiti home. The poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere is plagued by a slew of social issues common to 3rd world countries – political corruption, food scarcity, suffocating heat, inadequate housing, extreme poverty, not to mention lack of education, health care, electricity and clean water. Since 2012, Back2Back has been in the trenches serving orphans and vulnerable children in Haiti - equipping and empowering children’s homes through a team of dedicated staff, skilled volunteers, and child sponsors.
Harvest Care Children's Home in Port-au-Prince is on the front-end of change. It’s been two years since Back2Back first forged a relationship with Harvest Care and partnered with volunteers to transform the conditions of the home. Today, the change reaches far beyond the physical improvements. There is a noticeable difference in the quality of care for children who call Harvest Care home. Hurting children, like 10-year old Luckson, are growing and healing as staff and trained professionals care for children with a more holistic approach - addressing spiritual, physical, educational, emotional and social needs.
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