Casa Hogar Juan Pablo II, a mission of the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin, first opened its doors to homeless children in 1985, but was officially founded the following March of 1986. Currently, 64 children call Casa Hogar their home, where they are given faith, family, and a chance at the promising future they deserve. Using the Family Program based on the famous Boys Town methods, Casa Hogar Juan Pablo II has become a leader in the treatment and care for children who come from poverty stricken and high risk backgrounds in Peru. Over the years, our organization has provided many children with a safe, caring, loving environment where they gain the confidence to learn skills, develop responsibility, and become productive citizens within their community.
To deliver high quality care and a community environment to youth in Peru, rescuing them from potential threats and enabling them for a more promising future.
The Family Program aims to teach children social skills, help build healthy relationships, and empower them through self-government while fostering spiritual growth in a family life-style. Through providing our kids a safe and loving family environment in which to live, they can receive an education and vocational formation as well as a faith-filled ambiance where they can learn and instill the values of God.