Chile is where OSF first began working with impoverished in Latin America; specifically, Hogar San Francisco was OSF’s first program.

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The Hogar San Francisco Program

Santiago, Chile

Hogar San Francisco, founded in 1889, is a home for battered girls in the poorer outskirts of Santiago, Chile. The home is dedicated to providing shelter, guidance, and education for sexually abused girls ranging from ages 4 to 18 years old. The girls are placed at Hogar by either one of their parents or by a recommendation from the judicial system of Chile. The girls attend classes at community schools but return to the home for psychiatric treatment, meals and to sleep.

How The Orphaned Starfish Foundation Helps

We provided an initial grant to build the computer center. Additional funds were provided for computer hardware and software upgrades, teachers’ salaries, operational costs, programs, and internet access.