Support Team Stories: My Week at Safe Passage

“It was one of the best experiences of my life.” Earlier this spring, Catherine spent a week at Safe Passage as part of a Support Team. When she returned home, she was eager to share her story and spread the word about the life changing experience she had. Read her story and watch her video Read More »

2017 Quinceañera Celebration

Around the world, the transition from childhood to womanhood is celebrated in many different ways. In Latin America, this transition takes place when girls turn 15. This extra-special coming-of-age is paired with a big celebration: a quinceañera. Each year, Safe Passage hosts a quinceañera celebration for all of the girls at Safe Passage who are Read More »

Sponsor stories: meet the Holsen family

This article was written by Safe Passage sponsor, Molly, about visiting Guatemala and Safe Passage with her family and their adopted Guatemalan son, Tomas. This past July we took our family of 5 to Guatemala for a cultural visit. The last time we were there we were picking up our oldest son, Tomas, and bringing him Read More »

Safe Passage Sponsor Stories: Meet Colleen

This article was written by Safe Passage sponsor, Colleen, about meeting her sponsor student for the first time. Our family lives on a dirt road in a small town in Maine. My husband and I are both busy professionals and we have three kids, the youngest now a freshman in college. Raising our children, we Read More »

Sponsorship Profile: Silvia

Silvia is a bright, expressive 11 year old girl who is in Quinto Primaria (3rd grade). When she grows up, Silvia hopes to be an Accountant. Silvia spent considerable time without sponsor since entering to Safe Passage. She was one of the last students without a sponsor in her class and she took notice of Read More »

Gifts of Joy

Every month, the Sponsorship Team spends one or two days in the project and in the Escuelita delivering correspondence and birthday gifts to our students. This month, we delivered 56 birthday gifts, and 35 kids recieved correspondence from their sponsors, we also delivered 7 birthday gifts to 7 mothers. In total, on that day, we Read More »

Part of our Family

On a recent visit to Guatemala, we had the privilege of spending an afternoon with our sponsored children from Safe Passage.  Our family sponsors four boys-three fourth graders and one first grader.  Even though the boys are different ages, we love taking them all out together when we come to visit. We have gone bowling, Read More »

A Singing Sponsor

Five years ago Valentino Trujillo, a native Guatemalan, attended a screening of the film “Recycled Life” at a gathering hosted by the Chicago Friends of Safe Passage gathering. He was so moved by the documentary and by the work of Safe Passage that he joined the Chicago Friends Group and promptly formed the band Santa Read More »