RESIDENTIAL HEALTH PROGRAM – INPATIENT HOMES – EXTERNAL FACILITIES
San Juan del Obispo
This residential care home for all ages is located in the village of San Juan del Obispo, five miles from the center of Antigua on ten acres of land donated by local land owners. Virgen del Socorro It provides a peaceful and quiet living environment to for 250 children, adolescents and adults with special needs.
Phase I of Virgen del Socorro was completed in December 2017. Here, permanent residents have a loving home where they receive 24-hour nursing care, medical attention, spiritual support and education. The Franciscans provide an understanding and stimulating environment and are assisted by a large staff, Guatemalan volunteers and many others who come from around the world to help.
The second phase, still under development, will be the construction of a multi-purpose Health and Education Center. Learn More >
Antigua (Obras Sociales del Santo Hermano Pedro Main Building)
The center, established in 1990, provides both inpatient and outpatient care for infants and children. It is a 20 bed facility and includes an early stimulation and physical therapy room. San Antonio de Padua also supports families with nutritional education and training for early identification and treatment of malnourished children. These children are in the care of a specialized and multidisciplinary team that includes pediatrics, neurology, nutrition, psychology, physical therapy, nursing and social work. The Recovery Center provides specialized attention to malnourished children from the most impoverished areas of the country. Many of patients are referred from national hospitals, community health workers, and local non-profits.
The day care center began in response to a need by mothers who worked long hours in the local market and had no one to care for their young children. It provides safe, loving, high quality care and comprehensive education for children six months to six years old. It aims to assist in integrating children into the community through early stimulation and education.
San Juan Bautista is an assisted living and nursing home for older adults in the Jutiapa region. The residents, many of whom are abandoned or without family, receive full support including meals, assistance with activities of daily living, medical care, and spiritual guidance.
Teens and adults with alcohol and drug addictions find refuge and treatment at Renacer, which means ‘rebirth’. The inpatient treatment and recovery support program is located outside Antigua in a peaceful rural setting near Sumpango. Residents receive treatment by a staff of trained psychologists and physicians as well as Franciscan priests who can provide spiritual support and guidance.
Located close to Obras Sociales’ Surgery & Medical Center, it provides a safe haven for surgery patients to recover before returning home. It is currently administered and funded by the U.S. non-profit Faith in Practice. Casa de Fe can house more than one hundred guests per night, who usually come from very remote areas of the country. Patients receive meals, hygiene products, and can be accompanied by a relative to help them and assist in their journey home after surgery.
San Juan del Obispo
This recently constructed addition to Virgin del Socorro provides a home to aging and ill Franciscan priests. This beautiful refuge is a blessing to the sixteen priests who reside there, many of whom had nowhere to go before the home was finished. Socorro gives the elderly priests a place to finish out their lives of service to others in dignity with the loving care and in the community of their Franciscan brothers.