NPH Mexico


Helping the Most Vulnerable Populations Since 1954

67 Years of Caring for Children

In the fertile valley that was once the personal property of Hernán Cortés resides an old, converted sugar plantation, Casa San Salvador. This site of 130 acres has served as the main facility for the NPH Mexico family since 1970. Always bustling with activity, over 430 children live, play and study in this village of Miacatlán, which is located 77 miles south of Mexico City. Casa San Salvador facilities are quite extensive and offer a village feel with cobblestone streets, boungainvillea filled archways, and a lush landscape. The Casa San Salvador campus includes a pre-school through secondary school, a chapel, dining hall, kitchen, clinic, administration buildings, and a farm with chickens, sheep, pigs as well as fruit and vegetable gardens.

An additional 140 students attend the NPH vocational high school in Cuernavaca.

Many will then go on to university in Mexico City or Monterrey. The university program boasts our largest group of higher education students in the entire NPH family-over 75 young adults are enrolled, living in student houses with their NPH peers in the university capital of Monterrey, Mexico.

Even farther north, in Matamoros, Mexico, reside more of our extended family. Cuidad de Los Niños, or City of the Children. This home received the first children in 2009 and is now home to 40 children, the majority under age 16. When youths are ready for high school, they move to our home in Cuernavaca.

Extracurricular activities are a valuable part of the pequeños’ days. Aside from an active sports program, NPH Mexico has a proud tradition of its young people’s talent as musicians, folk dancers and Tae Kwon Do athletes. At least once a year, the dance and music troupe travel abroad to the USA, performing their own Ballet Folklórico to raise funds to help support their family.

In 2011, the home began investigating and accepting children from the war-torn region of Juárez, where many children are abandoned while their parents seek a better life across the border. As of today, 28 children have entered the home and an additional 15 plan to arrive within the year 2014.

NPH Mexico is led by Rafael Bermudez, along with over 240 dedicated staff.

For me, NPH is a place where once you are here you can perceive a sense of internal security in a warm environment because you know that all your little brothers are together and not separated from different relatives, where you can realize your dreams with the support of many people. wonderful

– Rafael “Rafa” Bermudez, National Director, Hermano mayor


At NPH-Mexico we strive to create a loving and safe environment for children and adolescents from situations of extreme vulnerability by providing them with a homewhere they are provided with food, clothing, sports, cultural activities and medical care.
At NPH-México we focus on providing educational programs, vocational training and other support services that equip our youth to earn a living wage and secure a first job with dignity. The key result is the achievement of financial independence, autonomy and a caring and responsible character.
An NPH education embodies a holistic approach that empowers students to reach their God-given potential in mind, spirit and body. Guided by Christian values, NPH homes and schools offer a variety of quality educational and formational programs that serve individual needs of each and every student. At NPH-Mexico we commit to educating underprivileged students, we embrace the ideal of continual learning and growth, and strive to prepare our students to be compassionate, productive, and responsible community members.