Casa de Luz
House of Light
Be An Angel’s International Outreach Program Supports Medically Fragile, Special Needs Children in the Dominican Republic
Casa de Luz means House of Light and is the bright star in the lives of 40 severely disabled children in the Dominican Republic. Born into poverty, these children were neglected with no one to care for them. At Casa de Luz they receive medical care, nourishment, physical therapy and a loving family. Find out more about what House of Light is doing and how you can help.
The Children of Casa de Luz
Christofer, Age 4
Arcadia, Age 16
Antonio, Age 4
Luciani, Age 6
Santo Domingo, a city of 2.1 million is the country’s capital where 27.6% of the families live in poverty and hundreds of children roam the streets. Only 30% of the children ever finish primary school.
Critical Need Projects
Here Are A Few Ways You Can Lift The Darkness For Casa De Luz and Support Be An Angel’s International Mission
Critical Need Project #1: VICTOR
Victor was found on the beach three years ago alone.
His parents had deserted him as they could not support his care.
Victor has Congenital Vertebral Anomaly which is a malformation of the spine causing compression on the spinal cord thus deforming his vertebral canal.
Unfortunately, his condition is worsening.
Currently, Casa de Luz is researching a local orthopedic surgeon to relieve the pain he endures on a daily basis.
Victor’s condition is fatal, so urgent funding is needed – please help lift him up.
Critical Need Project #2: DINING ROOM
This area represents a future site for a dining room for the children.
Most children who reside at Casa de Luz require feeding tubes; however, they are not
available in the Dominican Republic. Consequently, each child is fed in their own
room by processing their food with a commercial blender.
The food is then fed by hand (like a baby), while exercising their throat muscles in order to digest their food.
Allowing these children a dedicated space to dine would make this process much simpler.
Minimal funding is required to make this space a reality and allow them the dignity of a
Critical Need Project #3: CHAPEL
House of Light not only depends on the generosity of Be An Angel, but
also requires support from the locals.
A chapel would provide a gathering space for the community to rally and embrace the work of Casa de Luz.
This picture represents the land available for this project. This space would allow the community to
congregate, provide a place for the Casa de Luz orphans to worship and a way to let God’s light shine on this community of his beautiful children.
Funding for this project is minimal but the impact would be profound.