The Home is located 21 km from Lima, in the town of Cieneguilla. It has an area of 12,000 m2, six pavilions, each with capacity for 16 children. There are various environments for administrative use, educational leveling classrooms, training workshops, library, computer, music room, bio-garden, sports court, gym, chapel, gardens, breeding of minor animals and recreation areas. CIMA has a multidisciplinary team of professionals. Educators share the lives of minors and provide them with ongoing assistance, guidance, and supervision. Psychologists conduct evaluations and implement individual or group treatment programs.
In the workshops of music, plastic arts, carpentry and other activities, teamwork and the development of creativity are reinforced. The recovery of the child within his socio-family environment is carried out by social workers. The attention we give to our children and adolescents is integral, from welcoming, lodging, clothing, food, preventive and curative health, sports and recreational, school education, technical training, spiritual accompaniment, psychopedagogical and Social. They undertake to comply with the regulations and living standards established for the modification of behaviors and habits, as well as, to promote their family and social reintegration, so that their personal development is carried out in harmony with their family context.
The reintegration of the young to their families begins from the first day they arrive at the home, when the family commits to this process.
Perfil del niño y adolescente albergado!
The profile of the children and adolescents housed has changed since the beginning of CIMA. At first, CIMA served exclusively for street children, who disassociated theself from their families because of socio-economic crises within them and/or because of the physical or moral abuse they received. Living on the street, they were exposed to numerous dangers that compromised their physical and moral integrity and impeded their normal development. Generally, they had severe self-care and self-esteem problems. Gradually, this population has been replaced by children at high psychosocial risk. Many of them come from a dysfunctional family nucleus (separate couple) or disjointed (you can't identify a fixed home for the child) but already maintain contact with your family. Children generally escape their parents' authority and develop behaviors that put them at psychosocial risk: street stay, school dropout, gang membership, gambling problems, Internet dependence, and drug use. Children are characterized, above all, by rejection of discipline and behavioral problems.
Most children come from families who lack the financial resources to meet their needs (limited access to basic health and education services) and who are likely to fulfil the dual role of work and childcare. Many also grow up in a family environment where relationship patterns develop that tend to affective indifference, irresponsibility roles and functions, marital violence, child abuse, and problems with alcohol and other drug use. Children and adolescents who arrive at CIMA often have psychological traumas that result in low self-esteem and behavioral problems (indiscipline, disorderly life, aggressiveness, distrust in adults), health problems (malnutrition, problems of lack of hygiene, venereal disease), low educational level and inadequate patterns of behavior (loss of values). Children come mostly from the districts of Lima, especially Ate Vitarte and San Juan de Lurigancho.