“Today and always, the poor are the privileged recipients of the Gospel.”

Pope Benedict, Emeritus


The Sisters pray that we 4-kids-with-blanket-1collect enough money to provide a special CHRISTMAS BAG of food along with a blanket for 1500 of the most helpless families.  The Sisters attended Masses at All Hallows Church on November 26-27 to meet with the people. We need increased cash and food donations for the poor families who live in the dumps of Tijuana, Mexico, just 40 miles from our warm homes. In the Franciscan Spirit, Sister Armida believes with all of her heart that “GOD WILL PROVIDE.”   

This past year has seen terrible turmoil around the world and in the U.S. as well. We view the situation of the poor in Tijuana as a continuing turmoil. With your support and the care given by the Sisters at the Casa, many men and women are rehabilitated and able to move into the stream of productive society. Your generous donations make miracles possible in the lives of the poor. To alleviate hunger is a miracle for those who suffer such dire want. To help mitigate the cold nights in the Colonias, the Sisters request:

  • Socks
  • Caps
  • Tarps
  • Protein-based food

The families living in the Colonias/dumps cannot help where they were born and have very boy on trackslittle control over their circumstances. The Sisters promote education for their children to help lift such families out of this downward spiral.  It truly does help. Because of you, the Sisters are able to assist many studious children with the “scholarship” program. This program consists of helping the students with bus money, uniforms, school supplies, and shoes. This assistance allows many young boys and girls to remain in school who may otherwise need “to work” to help their families.

Can you “Adopt a Student” by providing monthly support?

Thank You for Your Continued Generosity to the Poor

Thank you for your contributions:  $13,424.76 from 51 donors.  This includes a generous donation of $2,000 from La Jolla Kiwanis Int’l Foundation. We also received a very handsome donation of $5,500 from a private family foundation. Your gifts were sent to the Casa to buy food and medical supplies for the thousands of grateful people who eat in the dining room, who come to the Bodega to receive bags of food, and who visit the Medical Clinic. Thank you for all donated goods as well. Six sewing machines this month! The Sisters and people pray for all of us every day. Prayer requests are placed on the altar of the Chapel. Please send them to us.

Contributions are tax-deductible.  Casa de los Pobres USA has no overhead expenses.  Donations go immediately to help the impoverished who turn to the Casa for help. Tax receipts are available upon request. We accept electronic donations on this website. Questions? Please call Pat at 858-551-9245, Jackie at 858-412-5544, or Caroline at 859-761-7644.

Sister Armida and the Sisters wish to express their gratitude for your continued help through the years as they celebrate 60 years of missionary work in Tijuana. Each day, the Sisters humbly thank God for His constant miracle of the multiplication of bread and fishes. GOD PROVIDES!



  • 21,455 people of all ages were served hot meals in the dining room
  • Many people received handouts of food daily
  • 1,335 General Medical Clinic and prescriptions filled
  • 1,650 bags of groceries were given
  • 1,060 families obtained clothes and home supplies
  • 450 people personally attended in Social Service office
  • Groups came to do haircuts, others to serve the meals
  • 26 Scholarship Aids