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We are a non-profit organization based in California, running in Tijuana, Mexico. We give home, love, shelter, education and a family to vulnerable kids. Our children are what we are all about. We want to give them a family. We want them to know the love of their Heavenly Father and of a family here on earth. We give them all the tools they need to succeed in life.

We operate with a small ratio because we want to give each child the best quality of life possible and that includes the attention and care that only our dedicated staff can give. Our children also learn to serve and give back to others.

Each child that comes through our gates has been abandoned and, in most cases, abused as well. They have nowhere to turn; they are lost, broken and desperate. When they arrive we shower them with love and pray that our efforts and daily love and affection will heal their broken hearts and restore their hope for a future. These kids have lived through the unimaginable: neglect, physical, verbal, and/or sexual abuse, extreme poverty, eating out of trash cans, living on the streets, separation from siblings – you name it!

But coming to City of Angels Children’s Home and being made part of a family gives them hope and puts a smile back on their face. We give them an opportunity to pursue a relationship with Christ through our devotionals and one-on-one mentoring and discipleship. Our kids are still kids and have their rough days but they are being healed and restored, learning how to build healthy relationships and knowing they are loved and wanted as part of our family through the process.

We know our Maker has great plans for each one of these precious children. We seek to meet their needs emotionally, physically, scholastically, socially, spiritually, and mentally. We provide them with healthy meals daily and help them advance in school according to their abilities. As they get older we encourage them to pursue careers they are interested in. We do not make them leave when they turn 18; instead we help them seek out a job or higher education when they are ready.


To offer each child and teen who comes to our doors the opportunity to experience the love and warmth of a family. Through giving a family to orphaned, neglected and hurting children of Mexico. we are raising up the next generation of world-changers and breaking the poverty cycle in these kid’s lives, to giving them a hope for the future because THEY ARE WORTH IT!


Break the cycle of poverty through service, work and love. We aspire for everyone to develop their full potential by transforming obstacles into opportunities. We want to be the trampoline that our children need to achieve success and happiness in their lives.

We envision a financially stable home made up of adults, kids, and teens who are confident in who God made them each to be, responsible, work, play and rest together as a family, and allow each to pursue their dreams with love covering and defining all we do.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What type of kids do we have at our home? They come directly from the Mexican government equivalent of Child Protective Services, which is called “DIF.” All our kids have been either abandoned by their parents and left at a DIF shelter or severely neglected by their families and subsequently taken from their homes by the DIF. They have all experienced terrible things in their lives before coming to COA.
  2. Are you guys allowing visitors during COVID-19 situation? We are not accepting larger group as far as now. just dropping off donations and saying hi to our family. We will wait until we are on yellow light.
  3. What should I wear on a day trip? Wear comfortable clothes that you can move around in. Please be sure to wear MODEST clothing as you will be interacting with kids and teens. Cut-off shorts of low-cut tops are not permitted. Clothes toed shoes are ideal (for various projects you may be doing and playing soccer) but make sure they are comfortable shoes if your group will be walking back across the border as its a bit of a long walk. Bring a rain jacket if there is a chance of rain and bring a sweater regardless. The weather is a bit unpredictable here and can change quickly throughout the day and from one day to the next.
  4. What should I bring on a visit? Bring your passport (you’ll need it to cross back across the border), water bottle, good walking shoes, sweater or jacket, personal items needed for the day, and backpack. If you have food allergies please bring your own lunch because the staff has to cook for a large group of people and cannot accommodate special requests.
  5. Are all of our kids involved in a church? Yes, our kids are involved in the church we go to on Sundays (Iglesia Ancla) and the teens also go to youth group during the week.
  6. What is the best way to help? The BEST way to help is whatever way works for you and that you can commit to. We have the same needs arise month after month and we need people like to you to commit to praying for us and donating monthly to financially support the work we are doing as a ministry if that is something you feel led to do. We love visitors as well and would love to meet you and your group or family and give you a tour of what life is like for our kids so that you can have a better idea of how you can be involved in their lives and support them. These kids have been through so much and need all the extra support, love and prayers you and us together can give them.
  7. What physical donations is COA in need of? This answer changes regularly but there are always the staples that we need such as:
    • Cleaning supplies (Laundry detergent, fabric softener, disinfectant, Pinol, etc.)
    • Paper goods (paper towels, toilet paper, etc.)
    • Fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, and milk, etc.
    • Financial contributions to pay the electricity bill, staff salaries, gas bill (we use gas for cooking and hot water and a few dryers but we also use solar panels and hang dry most of the clothes) cell phone bills, doctor and dentist bills, occasional medication, gas for the van, building repairs, etc.

Last updated: September 7, 2022 · Charity ID: 539

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