Casa Viva Costa Rica

Ten years ago we started with one family from one church. We asked the local family if they would be willing to care for one child in their home. That single act set in motion a movement in the country of Costa Rica – countless stories of miracles, transformation and healing while also navigating the harsh realities of broken families and hurting children.

We know that family is where children need to be, and we are committed to seeing this solution become the first and primary response.

We start with a local church that recruits and supports families and volunteers.

We partner with the the local government to identify children in need of care, and to pursue their best long-term alternatives.

Local families are trained and supported by Casa Viva’s professional staff to open their homes and hearts to children.    

We connect children with local families who are focused on attachment, a stable home environment, and the particular needs of each child.