A thriving, bustling community less than an hour from the nation’s busy capital, lies the second oldest of the NPH homes, opening in 1985. Over 300 hundred boys and girls make their home in this vast wooded oasis in the hills. An additional 100 young people study and live in the capital, Tegucigalpa.
NPH Honduras operates a Montessori-based preschool and elementary school, junior high school and vocational workshops. Each student is required to take courses in a specific trade; carpentry, electricity, shoe making, sewing, tailoring, hairdressing and welding, as well as home economics.
The farm has dairy cows and pigs. Cheese is made on-site along with tortillas and bread. Aside from the farm, NPH Honduras also boasts a model greenhouse, vegetable gardens and fruit orchards which provide the children with well-balanced, nutritional meals.
Unique to the Honduras family is Casa Eva, a rest home for elderly adults who previously had no one to care for them until coming to NPH. These loved grandparents are included in Ranch activities and add a wonderful balance to our growing family.
Three other important components of the NPH Honduras family are located in the capital. Our home “Angel House” provides 24-hour care for children with severe disabilities. A daycare centre helps single mothers in difficult circumstances. Casa Esperanza, a home in Catacamas, is for children in emergency situations who are awaiting family reintegration. Additional community service programs include a children’s soup kitchen in the nearby town of Talanga, which provides daily lunch and homework help to 30 impoverished children.
NPH Honduras is led by Steve O’Mahony, along with over 170 dedicated staff.
1986: NPH Honduras received the first four children.
1988: Primary school and vocational workshops opened.
1989: “Angel House” – our home for special needs children opened.
1992: Casa Eva opened, home for abandoned elderly. External clinic opened to serve the local community.
1998: Preschool and Montessori Kindergarten program started.
2000: First student graduated from university. He is now the National Director of NPH Nicaragua.
2005: Our daycare for single mothers opened.
2009: Our Holy Family Surgery Centre opened, serving the local community.
2010: Soup kitchen started in Talanga.
2017: Awarded highest rating for operating homes for children in the country. Transition home for children in emergency situations was opened.
2020: We opened the San Jose Family Centre in a small rural town called Mata de Platano, to help the local community.
2021: We continue to confront challenges brought about due to Covid19.