Originally founded as a ministry to prisoners in 1999, Fundacion Emmanuel - Guadalajara began taking in children left to fend for themselves because their parents were in jail and the children had nowhere to go but the streets.
Today, Fundacion Emmanuel is a thriving ministry caring for abandoned babies and children. The children have a safe, loving place to call home.
Here, children receive medical and dental care and they attend school.
The ministry is equipped with 2 girls' homes and 1 boys' home for children of prisoners or drug addicts, and children who would otherwise be living on the streets, between the ages of 6 and 17 years old.
The ministry has a dental surgery that is used for volunteer dentists to conduct check-ups and general dental hygiene on the children, staff, and low-income community members.
The ministry uses the community center as a base to care for single mothers, the elderly and people of low income or vulnerable situations. This includes feeding programs, hygiene packages, and church meetings.