What does finding a home mean for abandoned boys?
Casa Girasoles provides safe places for formerly abandoned boys (ages 3-18) in the desert city of Ica and the valley of Cusco. As soon as a child enters, they find a space where safety, healing, and new beginnings are possible. Aside from meeting their basic needs, they access self-development services and learn foundational skills that support them in actively shaping their future.
Our team of administrators, teachers, psychologists, social workers, cooks, and support personnel provide a stable home setting that nurtures children’s overall well-being. Through the integration of physical, intellectual, and emotional development, children steadily move towards self-sufficiency and autonomy. The homes provide baselines for our Center of Excellence, which offers technical assistance to NGOs, government agencies, and programs in the child welfare sector.
Focusing on children as capable and creative persons, we’re actively improving our holistic services to support “whole child” development. We aim to create more streamlined care transition plans to build a Center of Excellence model that can be scaled anywhere in the world.