SAN VICENTE DE PAUL (Saint Vincent of Paul), founded in 1983, is a foster care home for the elders located at Guatemala City.
It is a non-profit institution that provides spiritual support, integral attention and primary care to men and women of the third age, many of them lacking of a relative or a family. Some are actually left over without any consideration and remorse.
The majority of the people who are taken care of in this home are men and women of more than 75 years of age and in some cases, more than 90 years. Many of them suffer of mental illness, terminal diseases (like cancer, renal insufficiency, diabetes, fractures, disability, amputations and some cases of deafness or blindness.
Due to their advanced physical deterioration, a considerable number of them are immobilized and no longer stand up from their beds, some need to be place on a wheelchair and with attendance of our personnel.
Our foster care home have been able to maintain these services thanks to donations coming from individuals and organizations although we are facing a complicated situation because these donations are not consistent in terms of frequency, amounts, etc.
Therefore, we are desperate for help of any kind. It could be monetary or in products like:
- Splenda, Equal or any sugar substitute for diabetic patients
- Disposable diapers
- Fortified milk like Ensure, Sustagen, Lucerna
- Powder milk, Skim, Fat free or low fat
- Disposable Razors
- Bath Towels and Linens
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN HELP US, YOU CAN SEND US AN EMAIL TO: