CASA: Center for the Adolescents of San Miguel de Allende
CASA is a 30-year-old grassroots, youth-driven organization that proudly serves 80,000 people a year throughout Mexico. Established in San Miguel de Allende, in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, CASA reaches beyond the borders of the state, impacting the country’s maternal & newborn health system through its midwifery advocacy efforts.
CASA is a place where youth thrive, in a country where educational and employment opportunities are scarce, especially for teens. It is proof that investing in at-risk-youth and empowering them to serve their communities, can have a long-lasting impact on their families, their lives, and the lives of those around them. “Teaching others to teach” is a pedagogy that has enabled hundreds to change the lives of thousands. Its innovative programs benefit, inspire and empower people throughout Mexico and all over the world.
Community Health & Education Services
Maternity Hospital and Family Clinic: Offering health services to women and families since 1994.
Professional Midwifery School: Mexico's first and only accredited professional midwifery school.
CDI - Day Care Day-care and preschool promoting the holistic development for over 200 local children.
The Library: Promoting reading in San Miguel and rural communities through it's urban library and rural library program.
Outreach and Education
Peer Health Counselors: Promoting reproductive health, nutrition, and environmental wellbeing in 15 rural communities.
PESSANE: Educating students and teachers in Guanajuato State about sexual health and gender.
Theater Group:: Addressing social issues through the presentation of entertaining and interactive plays.
Radio Program: Promoting human rights through radio programs, transmited to wide audience.
Violence Prevention Program: Raising awareness and developing support systems to combat domestic violence.