Casa de los Angeles is a not-for profit organization founded by Donna Quathamer to serve struggling, single-parent families in San Miguel de Allende. Donna has years of experience as an educator, including her role as the Associate Director of Ministry at Lewis University near Chicago.
The day care supports around 100 families, the majority of which are young single mothers. The day care allows the women to work and provide a better future for their family with the comfort of knowing that their children are safe, happy and healthy while being cared for at Casa de los Ángeles.
The center is free. However, each mother provides an hour of service for each day that her child attends the day care. This involvement of the mothers emphasizes the importance of responsibility and the participation of the mothers in the improvement of their children’s lives. The presence of the mothers at the day care has also contributed to the sense of community there.
At Casa de los Ángeles, women find a support network and women with shared experiences. The children are provided breakfast and lunch daily, along with activities, games, crafts, and loving care while their parents are at work. The Casa also provides a shelter where mothers facing domestic violence have a safe place to live with their children.