Helping Hands!

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Helping Hands!

La Posada Providencia serves a community and a demographic that is both underprivileged and deeply complex. A few weeks ago Dr. Selma Yznaga— an associate professor in the Department of Counseling at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV)— along with her student cohort began offering counseling services at La Posada. Dr. Yznaga’s students

Reduce, Reuse Recycle!

At La Posada Providencia, we have acted on the policy of reducing, recycling, and reusing by teaching our clients and volunteers alike about the significance of recycling. The most patriotic thing any of us can do in our day-to-day routines is to live sustainably by recycling. Just like we want the future of all our

Goshen College Students Serving at La Posada

Living a life of service has been my life motto for a while now. This has been heavily impacted by my time at Goshen College located in Goshen, Indiana whose motto is culture for service. My college experience helped me develop an urge to use my time and expertise in helping people who are affected

Community Angels

Here at La Posada, we welcome the stranger to make positive changes for the community. Our ties with the community know no age as San Benito high school student, Kiana Partida, chose our facility for her National Honor Society Individual Service Project. The emphasis of her project was service, which meant partaking in an act

Making A Difference

    La Posada prides itself on the motto, “Welcoming the stranger, making a difference” and this has been exemplified by the various student volunteers from the Social Work program at Texas Southmost College (TSC). With the collaboration of Professor Martha Warburton, La Posada has had student volunteers make a tremendous impact on the staff

Humanitarian Aid

Soap, toothbrushes, and razors; we utilize them daily to ensure we are maintaining our hygiene—a necessity we often take for granted. For many of the clients at La Posada who are forced to flee their homes, making it through the arduous journey into the United States leaves minimal room for hygiene. It is easy for

April is National Volunteer Month!

April is National Volunteer Month, a time to honor those who volunteer their time and talents to make the world a better place. La Posada Providencia Shelter relies on volunteers to complete our daily tasks. It would be very difficult for most NGOs if volunteers did not donate their time and passion to the topics they

“And God Saw That It was Good”

  There was a certain air of expectancy in the air because at some level life-changing speaker was going to move us beyond the three R’s of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle…and did she ever!  From the first slide where she connected our Choices directly to our Children, she had our attention, to the last slide where she pointed

Life Long Learners

It can be difficult when so much of one’s work-life relates to urgent, life-changing situations to remember to take the “long view” and move out of “High Alert” mode.  La Posada Providencia provides these opportunities for the staff as a way to continue their personal and professional development, a way of Caring for the Caretakers. 

Spring Break at La Posada

It’s Springtime and who doesn’t start thinking about the sun, sand, and beach balls – La Posada Volunteers, that’s who!  They come from Boston and Austin, Minneapolis and Indianapolis, and all points in between.  They come to plant trees, paint walls, move furniture, clean out storage space, and any number of other “fun and exciting”