Battling on their knees on the front lines for every child in their home...Opening their door, and heart, to care for children who have been the victim of tragic circumstances...Dedicating their lives to modeling what healthy family relationships are supposed to look like. This is just a fraction of what our house parents are called upon to be and do.
House Sponsorship allows you to come alongside them in their calling. In addition to providing specific funding for each house, the sponsorship also ensures that each of our house parents and house helpers get paid. As has sometimes happened in Casa Bernabe history, when funds have run low, these families go without pay, sometimes for months.
Currently only 3 of our 9 houses are sponsored.
Situated at the top of the hill, Rony and Yesenia are the house parents for Casa Samuel. Rony and Yesenia have been house parents for almost 5 years. Rony also provides pastoral care for the families in our Families United program. In addition to their two daughters, Rony and Yesenia parent 10 boys from ages 8 to 19, who love to spend time as monkeys climbing trees or having marbles tournaments.
Casa Nueva Esperanza
Luis and Nuvia, the house parents of Casa Nueva Esperanza, are our longest serving house parents. They have been house parents for almost 10 years. Many Sundays you will find Luis, Nuvia, and some of their boys leading worship during church. In addition to their two sons, Luis and Nuvia parent 11 other boys from ages 7 to 18. Their chihuahua Cici is very well known around campus.
The house parents of Casa Daniel are Juan and Mayra. They are our newest house parents who have been serving for about 6 months. They have one daughter who shares her parents with 7 boys from ages 4 to 16. You can usually find these boys cruising around campus on their bikes and jumping on the trampoline.
Casa David’s house parents, Wilmer and Fernanda, have been house parents since 2017. They have two daughters who share their parents with a group of 11 boys from ages 3 to 14. The boys can often be seen playing with their puppy Chase or making ramps for their toy cars.
Marlon and Ana Lu, house parents of Casa Lamar have served as house parents for about 4 years. They have two sons who share their parents with a group of 8 girls from ages 3 to 15. These girls love playing with the house parents’ baby son, and dressing up and playing with dolls.
Casa Promesa house parents, Leonel and Meylin have served as house parents since 2017. They have two daughters who share their parents with a group of 9 girls from ages 5 to 13. The girls at Promesa love to listen to music on their speaker and make choreographed dances together.
The house parents of Casa Ester are Josue and Rosy. They live at the bottom of the hill and have been house parents since 2017. You'll meet Josue if you ride the bus because he is our fabulous driver. They have one daughter and two sons who share their parents with a group of 7 girls from ages 4 to 17. This sweet family spends time riding bikes and exploring different trails and plants in the nearby forest.
Casa Alabanza, located at the bottom of the hill is one of our girls’ houses. The house parents are Hector Manuel and Laura, who have been here for 7 years. They have two daughters and one son who share their parents with a group of 7 girls from ages 6 to 15. This house loves to spend time outside playing on the swing set or volleyball.
Casa de Los Angelitos
The house parents of our baby house, Casa de Los Angelitos, are Russell and Sara. They have been house parents for 8 years. They have one daughter and one son who share their parents with 10 babies from birth to age 4 and one very special 8 year old. These babies enjoy time outside on their trampoline and in their playhouses.