Pursuing Excellence »

Dr. Kevin Browne, a forensic psychologist from the University of Nottingham, visited the Back2Back Mazatlán site in October. Browne’s extensive knowledge on child sexual abuse, abandonment and neglect, attachment theory, and deinstitutionalization greatly benefited the Back2Back staff. Dr. Browne’s vast knowledge on this wide array of topics helped to better inform Back2Back’s methods of care […]

Growing a Local Team »

Samantha looks at the crowded tables and listens to the loud chatter as it fills every crevice of the dining hall. She smiles as she watches the children eating their food and laughing alongside friends that sometimes feel more like family. Samantha and Raymundo have been working at Salvation Army Children’s Home for a little […]

From the Ground Up »

Five hundred and forty-two of you visited Mazatlán in 2017. Five hundred and forty-two pairs of hands and feet moving, building, and working on behalf of the orphaned and vulnerable child. Five hundred and forty-two of you took part in improving Rancho de los Niños home. Ground was broken in 2017 on two new family-style […]

Online High School Classes in Tres Reyes »

The room was quiet with the exception of the clicking of keyboard keys. Ricardo, a newly hired teacher at the Community Center in Tres Reyes, walked behind the three students as they worked on their computers. The teens were focused and working hard, and this made Ricardo smile. Recently, Iram, Angel, and Rubi, three teens […]

Until Every Child is Known and Loved »

Letter from the Director It’s been a year of blessings! In 2017, Back2Back, along with its Board, strategically decided to dive deep in four major programs across all sites. God has given Back2Back expertise and blessing in the Hope Education, Strong Families, Foster Care, and Transition Programs. Each site is focused on seeing children toward […]

New, Common Space for Cancun Strong Families »

Darlene Ruiz, Back2Back Cancun staff, looked around the circle of families holding hands. Their heads were bowed as another staff member, Matt Cooper, spoke a soft prayer over the group and location. She smiled, anticipating the growth to come in this new space, and they all collectively whispered, “Amen.” A home in Cancun has recently […]

Widening Their Reach »

Felt-safety can look different depending on where one is in the world. Large, block walls in America could be perceived as private property, behind it, an expansive estate. Large, block walls in Haiti simply mean safety. When you visit children’s homes in Haiti, and most of Back2Back’s other sites, you will be met with a […]

Staff Transitions in Cancun »

At the recent Open House in Cincinnati, Cancun Site Directors, Erick and Julie Mowery, announced that after six years in Cancun, they will transition back to the United States in late 2017. Erick and Julie will continue their work as Back2Back staff to expand the Strong Families program, which began under their leadership in Cancun, […]

New Children’s Home Partnership in Monterrey »

Back2Back Monterrey recently developed a new partnership with Rancho del Rey Children’s Home. The all-boys home lies 15 miles south of Monterrey, out in the open country. The home was started by Hank and Anne Moller in 1956. Hank, a World War II Marine Airplane Pilot and mechanic, had the desire to use his learned […]

A Foundation of Shared Hope »

Brown eyes peek through the chain linked fence. The school day has drawn to a close in Mazatlán, Mexico and the children at Rancho de los Nino’s have positioned themselves along the barrier between their current home and the foundation of their new one. “Adam! Hey Adam! That’s my house!” Fourteen-year old Alexis points to […]

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