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Casa del Buen Trato Hovde ("Hovde House")

+ History of Paz y Esperanza
+ Current Work
+ Volunteer Opportunities
+ Testimonies

History of the Casa del Buen Trato Hovde

The Casa del Buen Trato Hovde ("Hovde House of Good Treatment”) opened in September 2010 outside the city of eternal spring, Huánuco, Peru.  In partnership with Paz y Esperanza and the Hovde Foundation, the Hovde House is a refuge and transitional home for up to fifty children, adolescents, and women who have been victims of sexual abuse or domestic violence. 

Current Work

  1. Rehabilitation of women, children, and adolescents who have been victims of physical, sexual, and psychological abuse.  These women, children, and adolescents come from the most serious and traumatic situations of abuse.  At the Hovde House, they receive holistic care and attention, through group and individual therapy sessions, spiritual guidance, a nurturing structure, opportunities to study and attend school, and the support to make new life plans.
  2. Reintegration into families and society.  The Hovde House is not meant to be a permanent home for these survivors of abuse, but a place of protection, healing, and empowerment.  After a period of one month to two years (depending on the case), the beneficiaries of the shelter are “reintegrated” into their own family environments, now safe as the perpetrators have faced justice through the legal system.
  3. Promotion of the rights of children who have been victims of violence.  In addition to work within the Hovde House, the staff at the shelter are active in society to educate teachers, church leaders, and government officials on the care and attention needed by this population.

Learn more at:  Hovde Foundation and Casa del Buen Trato Hovde.  

Hear from Eric Hovde on the Hovde Foundation's involvement in the shelter:

Volunteer Opportunities

Teams:  [Casa del Buen Trato Hovde]

Interns:  [Access to Justice] [Communications] [Comprehensive Rehabilitation] [Integral Mission]


Rosa came to the Casa del Buen Trato Hovde after suffering abuse from her father from many years.  After a few weeks at the shelter, she found out that she was pregnant.  For two years, she and her daughter received love, support, and care from the staff of the shelter.  Now, Rosa and her daughter live with her mother.  Read Rosa's story of hope and perseverance.

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