Casa Samaritano (Samaritan House) is a way-station shelter northeast of Mexico City. It is run by four Catholic Sisters of the Sacred Hearts. When COVID hit, Sr. Louisa was determined to stay open even though other shelters were forced to close. To make matters worse, in mid-July a storm flooded their building and they lost their first aid supplies, donated clothing, and furniture.
The Story of the Shelter: As people flee north from violence, extreme poverty, and drought conditions in their countries, they stop at shelters along the route to get a warm meal, a place to rest a few hours, first aid, and some change of clothing.