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We are a home for at-risk and vulnerable children and adolescents: for females up to 18 years old and boys up to 2 years old, in Jaboatão dos Guararapes in the state of Pernambuco.
We provide a safe and welcoming environment.
The house is a place of safety and recovery where our staff, consistently trained, takes care of the girls and boys in an environment of love and encouragement.
Love and excellency
Our desire is that every child and teenager receives love and care with professional excellence, regardless of how much time they spend with us. We firmly believe in a combination of spiritual development and excellence in psychology, therapy, and education.
All children and adolescents are accompanied in their journey by a professional multi-faceted team. We have a team of professionals who will ensure that the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of each girl and boy are met.
Do you want to be a volunteer at Vila Betânia? The following areas are always open to volunteer help: recreation, workshops, tutoring, events, nursery, house maintenance, fundraising, and professional care (dentist, pediatrician, etc.). You can become a volunteer either through our partner, Shores of Grace Ministries, or directly with our team at Vila Betânia.
In any case, click the link below to start the volunteering process. We are so excited to see you involved!
Do you own a business? Do you know someone who does? Then you can help us! We are in search of Business Partners for Vila Betânia.
Here’s how it works: We know that people cannot always help with monetary donations, so we are looking for products and services that will greatly help in reducing our fixed cost. Your company can become our consistent partner by donating the products or services it provides!
There are multiple options:
- Butcher shop/deli (meat)
- Gas stations (fuel)
- Pharmacies (medicines, diapers, personal hygiene items)
- Distributors of Gas (cooking gas)
- Office supply stores (school and office supplies)
- Businesses in children and/or food industries (clothing, food in general, toys, etc.)
- Auto dealers (buy or rent)
FUNDRAISING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH A LOCAL BUSINESS
We carried out a fundraiser in a local supermarket called Extra, and in 9 days we managed to collect 1 ton of food for our house!
MUSICAL VISIT WITH THE CITIZENS’ CHILDREN’S ORCHESTRA
This year we received visits from several groups and volunteers, and among them was the Citizens’ Children’s Orchestra.
A FOOD DRIVE COMPETITION
A school from our city of Jaboatão dos Guararapes-PE had a food drive for us.
From a hike to an amusement park, our kids learn that vacations can be so creative!
A few months ago, we had a fundraiser in a local supermarket called Extra, and in 9 days we managed to collect 1 ton of food. The fundraiser at the supermarket is a partnership that went beyond just publicizing Vila Betânia and asking for donations. It was a time to serve people by bagging their groceries with a smile on our faces. The friendship that was generated with the cashiers of Extra was really special: to be doing life together there, praying with them, listening to their stories, and hearing them saying: "What day are you coming back? It's so great when you come!" It's priceless. We are looking for other partnerships/connections like this one. If you would like to be part of this, please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Each year we receive group visits, but this year we received a special visit: the Citizens’ Children’s Orchestra, whose goal is to assist in the redemption of at-risk children through music. The first community chosen was a neighborhood called Coque, one of the most violent neighborhoods with the lowest rating on the Human Development Index in Recife. Our children, in addition to listening to good music, could see that music also transforms and feeds our dreams.
The Escola Paulino Menelau, from Jaboatão dos Guararapes-PE, carried out a food drive through a competition that involved the whole school. The class that brought the most food to donate won! They chose Vila Betânia to donate all food. Almost 900 pounds of food were lovingly given. These are the types of fundraisers that help us maintain our work at Vila Betânia. It is amazing to be able to count on the people of our city and region! We are open to receiving every kind of donation; every gift is what helps us keep our Rescue Home full of love!
The July vacation from school is over, and our girls from Vila Betânia are back to school. But during that month we were able to do many different and creative activities with them! We went on a hike, held art workshops, had a picnic in the park, went to the movies, took a trip to a theatre, ventured to an ice cream shop, had a blast at a trampoline park, and much more! They had so much fun this month and will keep these days in their hearts. Thank you to everyone who contributed!
Take a look at what happens when we join forces to build a future together.