Home for Children, Oaxaca, Mexico
Important announcement regarding our Mexico programs:
The 8.1 earthquake on the evening of September 7th woke everyone up at our programs in Oaxaca, Mexico. But everyone is safe and sound. Our Mexico Program Manager, Gaby Chavez Hernandez, said it lasted for a few minutes and the kids at our children's home were pretty confused. School is cancelled for most of the kids due to some damage at their school buildings, but they have been continuing their studies with a tutor who comes everyday. Please keep everyone in Oaxaca and Chiapas in your thoughts as the damage is assessed and many communities in southern Mexico attempt to rebuild.
simply smiles children's home
an oasis for children in Oaxaca, Mexico
We provide an oasis - a safe, stable, and fun environment for children of all ages to learn, grow, and thrive to allow them to have the bright futures that they deserve!
The children who live with us at our Simply Smiles children's home come from various backgrounds and family units. Many are from remote regions of the state where both access and local economies make schooling and health care unavailable or unaffordable.
Many of the children who now live with us can continue their education at the best schools in Oaxaca, from grade school to the best higher education and trade school institutions in the region! We can already see the next class of leaders cropping up!
The location of our children's home in Oaxaca's urban center allows us access to superior medical care, doctors, and specialists, allowing children to live fulfilling lives and be healthy kids and young adults!
Casa Hogar Simply Smiles is becoming an outreach center! Juan José, 11, and his family live in a neighboring community from our facility. Previously, Juan José had to rely on his family to carry him everywhere. Simply Smiles provided him with a new wheelchair.
meet Gaby Chavez hernandez, director
In 2002, at the age of 12, Gaby chose to leave her home in a remote Mexican village to move to a children's home in Oaxaca City and pursue her education. She moved to the U.S. in 2008, and, in 2015, she received her B.A. in Business Administration from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut on a Simply Smiles Scholarship.
After seven years living in the United States, Gaby made another monumentous decision: to return to Mexico to manage and oversee Simply Smiles programs in Oaxaca!
Gaby is an exceptional individual and an inspiration to thousands of people in Mexico, the US, and beyond.
How you can help • monthly support
Your recurring monthly support helps us to provide everything that the children at Casa Hogar Simply Smiles in Oaxaca, Mexico need in order to succeed - meals, school supplies, tuition, access to technology, and a nurturing environment. Your continued contributions give us the financial stability to expand our programming and help us inspire a new generation of leaders in Mexico.
As a monthly donor, 100% of your recurring gift will support Casa Hogar Simply Smiles! You will get regular updates on the children you support, as well as an inside look at the expansion of our children's home.