Why Casa Viva?
Children Need a Safe Place to Sleep Tonight
Casa Viva exists because something precious and holy has been shattered—the family—and a response is needed. Casa Viva believes our solutions need to resonate with hope—hope in a God who calls each child by name.
Children Need a Living Connection
Casa Viva is passionate about children, and we’re passionate about family. We exist because we believe our first response to children separated from their families should always be a living family and their community of relationships. We believe a living family offers to a child what he desperately needs—attachment and connection within circles of care.
We Must Expand Our Capacity
Casa Viva exists because we’re not winning. The statistics of children at risk are grim and dark. Our current efforts as a Christian community are a small drop in a big bucket. We believe God longs to see His children protected by families within His church around the world.
The Local Church is the
Hope of the World
The local church has the capacity to engage and be the solution for children in their communities. We do not have to build buildings, we need only create a way for the local church to engage. Local Christian families need to be encouraged to open their front doors and welcome the guest in the name of Christ.
Living connections to family and community.
Authentic in-country solutions that build capacity.
The local church making a difference in the neighborhood.
Connections. Capacity. The Church.
The world would never be the same.
What is Casa Viva?
Casa Viva is a new INITIATIVE in Latin America.
The idea of families caring for children in their own homes is new in our region. Yes, foster care is common in North America and Europe, but not in Latin America. We are advocating to see care solutions that are based in family first. Read our Statement of Purpose [PDF].
Casa Viva is a SOLUTION that works.
We are working with local churches and national governments to create solutions that are financially self sustainable and not dependent on long term foreign funds. Nationals are implementing and sustaining the program. Read more about the Casa Viva Solution [PDF].
Casa Viva is a direct CHALLENGE to the statistics.
We’re keeping it simple yet significant. The local church can do this. Families can open their front doors. Our sights are on the statistics, and seeing streams of care spread throughout Latin America and the world. Read our Founders’ Story.
Casa Viva is a LIVING MODEL.
We’re not just talking about it, we’re doing it. Casa Viva Costa Rica has been connecting children into families since 2005. We’ve multiplied Casa Viva communities in other cities. We are determined to base our model in reality. Read about Casa Viva Costa Rica or follow the Casa Viva Costa Rica blog.
Casa Viva is a WAY to engage in the response.
We equip churches, families, and local governments to provide family based solutions for children. We help children’s homes expand the spectrum of care solutions they offer children. We help start new communities of churches and families caring for children. Read more about Model and Multiplication.
Casa Viva is a GREENHOUSE.
The Casa Viva Greenhouse is designed to encourage and honor those who care for children, especially those who provide care 24/7. You are champions in God’s kingdom. Be encouraged, learn and grow with the Casa Viva Greenhouse blog.
Casa Viva is a healthy CONNECT with the issues of children at risk.
We desire nothing more than educated partners, donors who want to make their money impact the Kingdom and not create long term dependency while providing real solutions for children. Find out how to partner with us here.