HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

Before having founded the sanctuary in 1995, Jose Antonio Galvan was a gang member and drug addict.

Through divine intervention, he became a new person and ultimately heeded a call to work with people who suffer from mental disorders; people who were abandoned on the streets of Juárez, Mexico. His quest began by giving food to the homeless in parks and in downtown Juarez.

The sanctuary now houses approximately 120 mentally ill patients. However, a pressing challenge lies in the fact that the men and women congregate together in the courtyard. This is conducive to the males attempting to abuse the females. An updated and expanded sanctuary is not only desperately needed but additional space to house women.

Before having founded the sanctuary in 1995, Jose Antonio Galvan was a gang member and drug addict.

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