IPODERAC's Children Fund (ICF) is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization committed to the work of IPODERAC in Puebla, Mexico. IPODERAC is a home for abandoned, homeless children ages 6-18 that ensures they get an education and training for jobs, combined with life skills to be self sufficient. A social enterprise, IPODERAC, raises 75% of its operating funds from the sale of artisan goat cheese, goat’s milk soap and carpentry items.
Visiting IPODERAC is a special experience that creates a love of the organization and the desire to support it. The next best thing is to see the documentary, Visitor's Day, that will premiere in Washington DC on June 23 and 26, 2016 at the AFI DOCS festival. This international documentary film festival provides the first of what we hope will be many opportunities to showcase IPODERAC'S exemplary work over the past 50 years with boys. As we embark on building a home for girls to launch IPODERAC's next 50 years, we hope you join us in support of educational opportunity and economic self-sufficiency for abandoned children.
- Raise awareness of the plight of children, including their families, who live and/or work on the streets of Mexico and have been socially excluded.
- Support the development and implementation of effective programs for the reintegration into society of socially excluded children.
- Identify and support projects and organizations which focus on children and families in vulnerable situations.
We appreciate your support and thank you for getting to know our work and our purpose. If you would like to contact us for more information about IPODERAC or want to know more about how you can help, click here.
Visitor's Day Available Online October 8-21, 2018
Visitor's Day is a coming of age story about a 16 year old runaway named Juan Carlos who is working to overcome the trauma of neglect by his father. At IPODERAC, a unique group home for boys, he undergoes counseling, bonds with 72 new brothers, and gathers up the courage to forgive his father face to face. This is a film about resilience, trauma-informed care and the power of forgiveness. It's also about the ways we can both honor the families we come from and create the families that truly nurture us.
The film had its national broadcast premiere on PBS via the World Channel program Doc World on October 7th and will also stream on WORLD Channel from 10/8 - 10/21 here or through the PBS app.
- Photos copyright Max Davis Company, 2014