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The organization and oversight.

From the founding of Casa Hogar Benito Juárez, Inc., in October of 1974, the oversight of the children's home has consisted of the following persons:

- Albert and Brenda Baker, founders. 1974 to 1981 (death of Albert)



History of Institution

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 Baker y Fam, sep 8, 04

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 Oaxaca.

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.     READ+

CHBJ book written by Mary Taylor, ene, 2008

To learn more about the history of Casa Hogar Benito Juarez, please read the book  HERE

Now the book in Spanish! SECTION 1  SECTION 2  SECTION 3


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