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On the surface, the city of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico seems to be a very modern and prosperous community, but the prosperity is shared by very few individuals and corporations. The fact is that Puerto Vallarta has a significant economically challenged population. Along with the economic problems there is extensive use of alcohol and drugs. Poor economic conditions, alcohol and drug use and the relegation of the woman to a roll of second class citizen, all lend to a high rate of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Women are also forced into prostitution in order to support their families and others find themselves in the trade as a result of human trafficking business. Few women who have been sexually assaulted or physically abused seek assistance. Those that do seek assistance find that there is very little assistance available to them. There is no safe refuge for sexually assaulted and battered women in Puerto Vallarta or the surrounding area. These women often return to the abusive environment.

Take a moment to watch first hand accounts of the ministery in Puerto Vallarta

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The following video will help to inform you of the problems facing women and children in the Puerto Vallarta area as well as what Compassion for the Family; Inc. is doing to minister to them. Please take a moment to watch the video by click play in the video screen. Thank you and we hope this will be a helpful tool in raising the awareness and helping to find solutions to the problems facing these women and children.

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Our Mission

The mission of Compassion for the Family; Inc. is to provide an immediate, temporary and safe living environment and to provide the basic needs for women and their children who are victims of domestic and sexual violence ...

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Puerto Vallarta:

On the surface, the city of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico seems to be a very modern and prosperous community, but the prosperity is shared by very few individuals and corporations. The fact is that Puerto Vallarta has a significant ...

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What's happening to women in Mexico?

August 2008 Thousands of Mexican women who survive violence in their homes are being put at risk of further abuse by a justice system that often fails to take their safety seriously ...

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