What love can accomplish

Resembling a small town, Casa Santa Ana is situated in the middle of two extremes; poor migrant sugarcane farmer settlements (bateys) and professional US baseball leagues.

The backdrop of the bateys has enabled our family to truly serve the most vulnerable. Located near the town of San Pedro de Macoris, over 220 children live in 15 family-style homes on our own property.

Through a benefactor, a large plot of land was purchased and construction began on the NPH village of Casa Santa Ana and in September 2005, the family moved into their new home. The facilities consist of two school buildings, volunteer house, administration building, chapel, central kitchen, multi-purpose center, clinic, three visitor homes and four homes for staff. The property also includes a greenhouse, gardens, playgrounds, basketball court and baseball and soccer fields.

Preparing a meal at the home

Casa Santa Maria, also referred to as the “Haiti House,” is an outreach program located inside our DR home for children from Haiti with cancer. Referred from our St. Damien Pediatric Hospital in Haiti, the children and a parent stay us while receiving radiation therapy in the capital, Santo Domingo.

Country Facts

Number of Children living in the home: 222
Total Child Population: 303
Kindergarten Graduates: 3
Primary Graduates: 15
High School Graduates: 2
University Students: 0
Volunteers: 18
Childcare workers: 48