Our Homes: NPH Dominican Republic
18,791 square miles – slightly more than twice the size of New Jersey
10,694,700 (2022 est.)
Spanish, English widely spoken
Marked income inequality, high unemployment, and underemployment; water shortages, soil erosion, deforestation; subject to severe storms from June to October
NPH Dominican Republic at a Glance
January 6, 2003
Casa Santa Ana is outside of San Pedro de Macorís, about 40 miles east of Santo Domingo
Family-style home, school (grades K – 11), medical clinic, farm and greenhouse, vocational workshops
Community Programs include transitional homes, the Extension San Marcos Program for people with special needs, and the Ambulatory Surgery Center – a collaborative project with our partner organization, One World Surgery.
486 children and adults supported
140 local people employed
5,000 people in the community received health services
Did you know?
- In 2004, the bishop of San Pedro de Macoris, Francisco Ozoria Acosta, donated land to NPH on behalf of his diocese. Two adjacent parcels were purchased and construction began on the NPH home, Casa Santa
Ana. The NPH family moved to the property in September 2005.
- The property is on nearly 50 acres and has small family-style homes, each with its own kitchen and garden.
- The baseball field was built and improved by Lindos Sueños, a community outreach program of the Boston Red Sox.
- Community outreach activities include construction projects, and medical, education, and social work programs/activities.
- Niños de Dios (“Children of God”) in Monte Plata is a temporary home to provide protection, emergency, or short-term care to children and
adolescents, focusing on family reintegration.
- The Extension San Marcos Program provides economic support, food, medicine, and transport to people with limited resources who live with severe disabilities or health conditions. More than 100 people were
served in just the first few months after opening.
- More than 5,000 people in the town of Batey Nuevo received primaryand family-healthcare services from NPH in 2021.
- Employment opportunities for youth in the home and in the community are procured through alliances with companies that provide training via internships and job placement.