Our Homes: NPH Honduras

HaitiHonduras Facts

Area:
43,278 square miles – slightly larger than Tennessee

Population:
9,038,741 (July 2017 est.)
Note: estimates take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS

Languages:
Spanish, Amerindian dialects

Issues:
Land degradation and soil erosion; pollution of Lago de Yojoa (the country’s largest source of fresh water)

Discover NPH Honduras

A thriving, bustling community, Rancho Santa Fe is the second oldest of the NPH homes. Over 400 hundred boys and girls make their home in this vast wooded oasis in the hills—a metropolis in
comparison to the surrounding quiet pueblos—while older youths study and live in Tegucigalpa. A new home in Catacamas serves youths transitioning into stable, long-term living environments, including their biological families when possible.

NPH Honduras Facts

Opened:
May 24, 1986

Children/youth fully supported:
462

Total services provided:
12,031 (includes children and youth fully supported, community children, youths and adults who receive support by either attending our onsite schools, receive scholarships, receive in-kind donations and or medical/social services.)

Location:
One hour northeast of Tegucigalpa, the nation’s capital

Features:
School (grades K – 9); vocational workshops; chapel; clinics; surgery center; farms; fully independent water system, including a gravity-fed rainwater catchment system that helps cut electricity pumping costs and boosts food production

Did you know?

  • There are special homes for severly disabled children, girls and boys with varying degrees of special needs, and for elderly adults who have no family to care for them.
  • About half of the furniture, school uniforms and shoes used by the children are made by pequeños in the vocational workshops.
  • Approximately 57% of all the food eaten in the home is grown or produced on the ranch, including 25% of meat, 56% of fruit and vegetables, and 99% of the milk and dairy products.
  • The NPH OneFamily program was launched in 2017 to reintegrate and support youth from the NPH home who are now able to live with their biological families. The program currently supports 61 children.
  • Since opening in 2017, a home in Catacamas has helped 68 children successfully transition to safe long-term living solutions.
  • Chicas Poderosas, the girls’ empowerment program, experienced significant growth in its community initiatives in 2018. The program supports approximately 121 young women at the main home and in nearby communities by engaging them in diverse activities meant to build self-confidence and leadership skills.
  • Community service programs include a soup kitchen for children and a daycare center for single mothers.
  • The Holy Family Surgery Center provides outpatient services for NPH children and the rural poor as well as medical training.

More Information: 

• VIDEO: NPH Honduras – A Glimpse at Family Life
Holiday Celebrations at NPH Honduras
• Fact Sheet (PDF)
Home Map (PDF)
• Visitor’s Guide (PDF)
NPH OneFamily Program

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