Pasitos de Luz is a registered non-profit charity that provides care for children with disabilities from low income families in the area of Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay, Mexico.
We are a lifeline for approximately 130 families, who rely on us to look after their children during the day, with a goal of reaching up to 200 families. Each day we see approximately 70 children. Pasitos de Luz is housed at Casa Connor. The children who come to Casa Connor suffer from often acute physical and/or psychological disabilities, and many are unable to enter the mainstream education system. Furthermore, by providing a safe place for these children during the day, parents are able to go out to work. This income is essential for many families who live on the breadline.
We offer a wide range of services, completely FREE OF CHARGE, including physical therapy, psychological care, nutrition and wellness, education programs and so much more!
We were founded in November 2000 and filled with a lot of enthusiasm and love from Yolanda Sánchez Santiago. Our objective is to help moms who need to work and empower them to learn how to address the disability of their child.
We are not just locally recognized for the quality of our services, but also by the city and state government because of the beneficial impact of our services to families who need them.
Nationally, we are the only Civil Association that provides the following services for free to children with a disability living in extreme poverty and/or who have limited resources:
- Basic baby-sitting and care.
- Physical hygiene, bathing, changing, etc.
- Healthy nutrition, with breakfast and lunch every day.
- Physical therapy and general rehabilitation.
- Special education classes.
- Speech therapy.
- Hydro massage.
- Recreational therapy including music, singing and dancing.
- Art (our painting workshops are especially popular with the kids!)
- Consultations and access to specialists, doctors and psychologists.
Pasitos De Luz History
It was 1999 when Yolanda Sánchez decided to dedicate her life project to helping children with disabilities and their families. Our charity evolved from one woman’s vision and dream.
Our Beginnings – Yolanda’s Story
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Casa Connor was donated to Pasitos de Luz to help the children reach their highest potential. Since 2000, Pasitos de Luz has served children with Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Conditions, psychological trauma, sev... Read More [ + ]
Who We Are
Pasitos de Luz is a registered non-profit organization founded by mothers of disabled children to achieve their therapeutic, psychological and basic needs. Pasitos de Luz provides care for disabled childr... Read More [ + ]
Board of Directors
The day-to-day running of Pasitos de Luz is overseen by its two Directors, Yolanda Sánchez (Founder and Director of Operations) and Arturo Ayala (General Director)
In May 2017, Pasitos de Luz elected a new Board of Directors, wh... Read More [ + ]
Our Mission, Vision & Values
Our mission is to support single moms or families with limited resources who have a child with a disability in Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay, Mexico, free of charge, offering them, with much love and happiness, differe... Read More [ + ]
Registration and Charity Status
Pasitos de Luz is a fully registered charity in Puerto Vallarta. The charity was officially registered in November 2000 and has been built with love and enthusiasm to meet its charitable mission.... Read More [ + ]
We are extremely proud of all our staff, each of whom is dedicated to helping the children of Pasitos de Luz.
Yolanda Sánchez - Founder
Arturo Ayala - Director
Rosario Mejia - Accountant
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Frequently Asked Questions
We are here to answer your questions! On this page we answer some of the most frequent questions we are asked by volunteers, visitors, donors and parents who would like their children to benefit from our services. If we have still... Read More [ + ]
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