Keep CASA moving!
By Nina Weber
CASA is constantly on the move, with 93 employees in total divided between 10 educational and health programs. Most of the programs travel on a daily basis, providing their services to members of rural communities outside San Miguel de Allende. Each week, the peer counseling programs and midwifery students travel over 700 kilometers to reach these remote communities, some of which lack basic resources such as running water or electricity.
To benefit CASA
Fri, Oct 25, 6pm
Calle Nueva 10
Buy your tickets at La Victoriana
Hernández Macías 71
CASA peer health counselors work with the community members to build family gardens, give workshops on sexual health and nutrition to care for their wellbeing, as well as provide resources to prevent domestic violence and other social problems that are present. CASA’s midwifery students also travel three days a week to the Dolores Hidalgo General Hospital, where they work alongside doctors and nurses to gain clinical experience, while at the same time helping educate the health professionals on the benefits of midwifery.
For that reason, the proceeds to this year’s Margarita Festival will go towards a matching grant to keep CASA moving! The money raised will be added to a fund to purchase a large vehicle that will be able to transport the midwifery students to their clinical practice, and the peer counselors to provide invaluable educational and health services to rural communities around San Miguel.
Please join us tonight, Friday, October 25, starting at 6pm in the restaurant Calenda within Hotel Nena (calle Nueva 10), to enjoy a night of margaritas, live music, and raffle prizes that support an important local organization. Tickets cost 250 pesos and will be available at the door. We hope to see you there!