In order to work with the families that we serve, we must receive some type of referral. We are able to take referrals from various sources, including (but not limited to) the following institutions:

- Specialized Judges for Children and Adolescents (“JENA”)
- National Council for Children and Adolescents (“CONNA”)
- Salvadoran National Institute for Child and Adolescent Development (“ISNA”)
- Other local non-profit organizations (NGOs)

When a family is referred to Project RED, our local team of professionals assesses their situation to see if they meet our requirements to be able to be part of our program.

Once a family has been evaluated and is part of Project RED, they enter into the first phase of intervention, “Pre-A.” They continue to move through the cycle of intervention until they leave the program, either as a result of successfully passing through the phases or as a result of abuse or neglect, at which point Project RED begins a process of child advocacy. 


We provide for the basic physical and material needs of the children and families we serve. Simultaneously, we facilitate opportunities for a more emotionally and spiritually positive environment in each home. Our goal is to set the stage for individual and family transformation, which helps to create lasting change.


Because access to education in El Salvador is limited, we are able to provide life changing learning opportunities for children, teens and even adults. We also educate entire families and provide the tools for creating healthy, Christ-centered environments in each home.


Due to complexity and diversity of the problems faced by the families at RED, we create and execute individualized intervention plans in order to improve the physical, economic, spiritual and emotional conditions of each family.


While our first goal is to empower families to love and care for the children upon reintegration, we encounter many children who continue to suffer all kinds of abuse after having left the orphanages. We fight to protect and bring refuge to these children as we meet with judges and other government officials. We provide information regarding their physical and emotional state and request changes in their legal guardianship status. As a result of our observations and experiences, we have begun lobbying efforts to change the way the Law for Integral Child & Adolescent Protection (“LEPINA”) is implemented in El Salvador.