The Casa Hogar Benito Juárez, was founded in 1974 by Mr. Albert Lynn Baker, a man
with distinct capabilities (quadriplegia), from the City of Irving, Texas.
Al, as he was lovingly referred to, came to the city of Oaxaca to visit some friends and
saw the great need that existed with the indigenous, poor, and also special needs children of the state of
And so moved by the poverty and obvious need of the marginalized Oaxacans,
Alberto decided to make a change in his life. His obedience to what he felt that God had put in
his heart to do and his desire to help the children of Oaxaca gave
him no option but to reject his lifes work at the Kodak Company in Irving and move to Oaxaca.
Albert, in his wheelchair, with only the belongings that fit into his car and the bit of money
that he could round up, drove to Oaxaca and began looking for children to love with the Fathers´heart.
His first order of business was to rent a house near his missionary friends in the Colonia Reforma.
Ready now to receive children, he and his friend John Wayne Johnson, who is also afflicted with cerebral palsy, went to the state offices
of the Government Family Services to offer help for needy and special needs kids. And so Casa Hogar Benito Juarez was born.