Home for Children, Oaxaca, Mexico
simply smiles children's home
an oasis for children in Oaxaca, Mexico
Creating a nurturing environment to build bright, healthy futures
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.
help to expand the children's home!
Our expansion will immediately provide a home and a path to a bright future for 50 children.
The plans are drafted, and the architect and contractor are in place, ready to begin construction the moment we achieve our fundraising goal of $500,000.
Motivated to address the current immigration crisis at its root cause, and by their passion for Simply Smiles, supporters David and Nancy Nurnberger have made a contribution of $50,000 to expand the children's home.
get to know some of the young people living with us at our children's home!
We met Rosaura and her family in early 2016 in the remote mountain villages of southern Oaxaca at one of our combined medical clinics and food distributions. It was clear that a 4-year-old Rosaura - weighing just 12 pounds, suffering from cerebral palsy - needed serious and immediate medical attention. After working closely with her mother, Rosaura and her siblings now live at Casa Hogar Simply Smiles.
We are happy to report that since moving in with us in June 2016, Rosaura is doing much better as a happy, healthy 6-year-old! She has regular appointments with specialized doctors at Oaxaca's children's hospital, located just five minutes from our facility. She is gaining weight and strength with each day that passes!
Pedro is an 12-year-old from the same village where Casa Hogar Simply Smiles Director, Gaby, was born. With nobody to care for him, Gaby made a visit home to bring Pedro back to live with us at our children's home. Now, he is part of a supportive community and is enjoying learning at his new school.
Susana is ten years old and from a remote village in southern Oaxaca. She is the eldest daughter in a family with seven siblings. Since her arrival at our children's home in 2016, Susana has been working very hard in school and is now among the top three students in her class. Susana wants to become a doctor someday!
You can support the futures of these amazing young people and many more!
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