Our Homes: NPH Dominican Republic

Map_DR_2-72Dominican Republic Facts

Area:
18,791 square miles – slightly more than twice the size of New Jersey

Population:
10,694,700 (2022 est.)

Languages:
Spanish, English widely spoken

Issues:
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

Opened:
January 6, 2003

Location:
Casa Santa Ana is outside of San Pedro de Macorís, about 40 miles east of Santo Domingo

NPH Operates:
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.

2021 Impact
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.

More Information:

• VIDEO: NPH Dominican Republic – A Glimpse at Family Life
Holiday Celebrations at NPH Dominican Republic
• Fact Sheet (PDF)
Home Map (PDF)
• Visitor’s Guide (PDF)

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