The FSC is an after school program and childcare center for approximately 36 children. Most of the children come from single-parent households in which the mother is working to support the family. In some cases the fathers have abandoned their families to go to the United States or other parts of Guatemala (and are not sending money home). Other mothers are widows. Some children are being raised by grandparents or other relatives. Many of the families have experienced domestic violence and alcoholism. Local staff meet monthly with the mothers to discuss various educational, public health, and social issues. The FSC employs former FSC participants and scholarship students and other staff from Llanos del Pinal to provide quality services to the families.
Educational support is one of the project's primary objectives. Most of the children attend school in the morning and arrive for a hot, balanced lunch. Other children who are too young for school attend the project all day. The majority of the children also receive scholarships to attend public school.
The FSC is in need of in-kind and monetary donations. The annual budget is approximately $37,000 USD. Please contact the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org for current needs.
The Family Support Center is run and managed by Asociación 32 Volcanes.