What ties RED together are the special relationships in our community. We have been able to see that people are transformed by relationships with one another and most of all, by a personal relationship with Christ.
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.