COVID‑19 update for Nazareth Orphanage

You can save her life

Every child deserves a home and to be loved. Help Outreach for Nazareth Orphanage provide much needed housing, education and support for the lost, the left behind and the less fortunate.

give and help children thrive
Decorative Lines

Girls Everywhere Matter
Help us protect the most vulnerable

Our Purpose:

In 2017, realizing the ever-present danger of human trafficking of at-risk young girls, Outreach for Nazareth Orphanage (OFNO) initiated a fundraising campaign “Girls Everywhere Matter” (GEM) to raise $750,000 for the development of additional campus facilities beginning with a dormitory and dining facility designed to accommodate up to 50 young orphaned girls for the first time at the Nazareth Orphanage in Tecate, Mexico.  These facilities will provide the girls with the same safety and life-sustaining necessities as the orphaned boys.

Help Build the girls orphanage

Orphanage Expansion Project

$792,973 of $750,000 raised

Outreach For Nazareth Orphanage (OFNO) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that works to support the fundraising and volunteer efforts that benefit all at-risk young boys and girls at the Nazareth Orphanage in Tecate, Mexico.   OFNO’s efforts help the Sisters of the Sacred Heart and of the Poor provide a safe home environment as well as other necessities needed to support the children.

Our Mission
Join us to help make an impact

With an emphasis on Family Togetherness, Nazareth Orphanage is striving to reunite children with their siblings when possible.

Your Help Is Needed Urgently
The problem only continues to grow. Here's why we need your help:

Mexico is an origin, transit and destination country for trafficking victims. Investigations have risen by one third in the last few years, but the country is having trouble tackling the problem. All of us can do our part to save one child at time.

1 in 4

Homeless children in Mexico are orphaned

1.5+ Million

Orphan children rely on the goodwill of strangers

9 out of 10

Human trafficking victims are never rescued

Not All Angels Have Wings

Meet Father Brian F. Kelly, Spiritual Moderator, and the rest of the OFNO family that are helping orphans and families everyday.


Volunteer with OFNO and Experience

Four Saturdays during the school year, OFNO volunteers travel to Nazareth Orphanage in Tecate, Mexico to participate in a day of volunteering alongside the children and Sisters. The daylong trips begin early in the morning, and volunteers return to San Diego that same day. Volunteers help with maintenance projects such as gardening or painting the facilities. We are so grateful to those that assist, and no experience is necessary. Help us make a difference!

Our trips for the next school year are scheduled for January 15, 2022 and March 26, 2022. (Note: Trips may be canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please check our Website often for updated information.)

NOTE: The Outreach For Nazareth Orphanage board met to discuss the current situation at the border and our ability to travel safely. Reluctantly, because of the ongoing pandemic and some other logistical issues, we will be unable to travel to Tecate on November 13, 2021, as planned. This trip has been cancelled.

In the meantime, we received some good news. The hours at the border crossing in Tecate will be extended from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. as of November 7, 2021. We also had the opportunity to travel to the orphanage to discover what repairs and construction are needed. As a result of our visit, we have developed a project list that we will post before we go on our next trip. Please keep checking the Website to sign up for your favorite project.

Our next trip is scheduled for January 15, 2022. It is our annual Epiphany celebration with the children commemorating the presence of Christ and the peaceful giving of gifts by the Magi. Teri Strohm will be our new Angel Project Coordinator. Sometime in December, she will be contacting all of us with information about how to choose a gift for a special child. Please look for further information in the coming months on our Website.

Join us for our next Trip on January 15, 2022*
(*may be subject to change)

You can play a part
A little help goes a long way

Human trafficking is the number two global crime. Few resources exist to help children escape this horrific trauma, and even fewer across the border, from where many young girls originate.  85% of Mexico's trafficked victims are female. Here's how you can help.


These children come from poverty and loss. This is the difference you make in their lives.

“The king will answer them: ‘I assure you, as often as you did it for one of my least brothers, you did it for me.”

-Matthew 25:40

Orphanage Expansion Project

$792,973 of $750,000 raised