Compassion for the Family’s Plan Compassion for the Family; Inc. takes domestic violence and sexual assault against women very seriously. It is imperative that women and their children be offered a safe refuge. Compassion for the Family; Inc. is committed to providing this service that is so badly needed in Puerto Vallarta. In order to provide this service, Compassion for the Family; Inc. will construct and operate a shelter in a discrete location in the greater Puerto Vallarta area. Non disclosure of location of the facility is imperative if the organization is to be able to provide a safe refuge.
Compassion for the Family; Inc. does not actively seek out women that are sexually assaulted or physically abused. Compassion for the Family; Inc. does not remove women from an abusive environment nor does it involve itself in domestic disturbances. Compassion for the Family; Inc. accepts women and their children to the shelter exclusively by Desarrollo Integral de la Familia (the social services organization in Puerto Vallarta).
Initial staffing of the shelter will consist of a facility manager, two staff positions and up to four volunteers. The facility manager is a volunteer position and therefore receives no compensation beyond room and board. The facilities manager is responsible for the day to day activities at the shelter. The facility manager supervises the actions of the paid employees and volunteers. The facilities manager answers to the board of directors. To assist in the day to day operations of the shelter, Compassion for the Family; Inc. plans to hire two full time women who will be responsible for cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc Individuals who wish to volunteer with Compassion for the Family; Inc. will assist the facility manager and staff with day to day operations and duties at the shelter. Volunteers will be provided room and board while assisting at the shelter.
After the construction phase of the project, Compassion for the Family; Inc. will require on going support to help pay for food, hygienic items, cleaning products, maintenance, clothing, taxes, insurance and salaries.
After the purchase of an appropriate building site we will be construction a building of sufficient size to initially house six families. There will also be living space for a facility manager, two employees and up to four volunteers. The building will be constructed in such a way that additional living space can be added at minimal cost and minimal disruption of the services being provided. All building costs will be funded by donations and through fund raising events. Future additions will also be funded by donations and fund raising events. Construction will be done by a paid project supervisor and volunteer groups.