In 2014 The Emiliani Project began a project in the South American city of Medellín, Colombia to build a home for children without families. We call it Hogar de Cristo. Our goal is to rescue 150 or more orphaned and abandoned children from starvation, homelessness, drugs, violence, and prostitution. We are looking for volunteers to support our endeavor to save the lives of these children – and you can help!
Each year we provide trips where volunteers can participate in the construction the home; building classrooms, dormitories, bathrooms, repairs and other light construction. We also provide opportunities for you to work and help with the children of our home. There is always plenty of work to do.
2023 Mission Trips
2024 Mission Trips
What Does it Cost?
We ask that you make a $750 USD tax deductible donation per person to The Emiliani Project, which covers lodging, food, transportation and planned activities for the duration of the trip. Roundtrip airfare is not included. All money received is used to cover trip costs while in Colombia: unused funds are donated directly to the children’s home with whom we work.
Where is the Trip?
Medellín, Colombia. Our home, The Hogar de Cristo is located 30 minutes south of the city in a small town called Caldas. The home is nestled on top of a mountain at 7,000 ft of elevation with beautiful panoramic views of the countryside. It offers a perfect retreat setting for those who want to unplug and plunge into missionary work! We hope to see you on one of our trips!
For more information on travel to Medellín, Colombia, please visit our Travel Guide page. Note that this travel guide is not specific to your trip. It is a generic guide for traveling to the city.
If you are interested in joining us on a trip, or even if you have questions about an upcoming trip, please fill out our form and we will get back to you.