Delivering Food, Shelter, and Hope to the Poorest of the Poor.

Casa de Vida Safe Home


Bringing Christ-centered support to women and children survivors of domestic abuse.

"The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him." – Nahum 1:7



Bring new hope to the hurting souls of women and children who are fleeing life-threatening domestic abuse. With your help, we can keep the doors of Casa de Vida (House of Life) open for another year.

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In Guatemala, thousands of women and children face a living nightmare of violence and abuse. The Central American country just south of Mexico reports attacks against women more frequently than every other crime, and tragically, most of this violence is perpetrated not in dark alleyways – but in family homes.

They say most attacks remain unreported because the police talk down to victims or refuse to take them seriously. For example, there are cases where beaten women are actually reprimanded by responding officers, who tell them, "Don't talk back to your husband and he won’t hit you!" In this environment of hostility, thousands of sufferers do what they must to survive – they remain silent. They don't talk back, they don’t report abuse, and they don’t even defend themselves out of fear of being killed.

Casa de Vida ("House of Life") was established in 2005 by four women in the Mixco area of Guatemala. As the name suggests, their mission was to give victims of abuse a healthy, new life. Today, the shelter is run by Lesbia González, herself a survivor of domestic violence. "God brought me here to care for these women," she says, "because many years ago someone took care of me."

Become part of this life-changing work in Guatemala. Help women and children who are still seeking a safe place discover a brighter future. Together, let's transform this country with the love of Jesus Christ!

Casa de Vida

Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures for providing a safe home to survivors incurred through June 30, 2019, the close of our ministry’s new fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.

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