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Our Kids

City of Angels kids with visiting group

We are a non-profit (5o1c3) organization based on california, running in Tijuana, Mexico. We give home, love, shelter, education and a family to vulnerable kids. Our children are what we are all about. We want to give them a family. We want them to know the love of their Heavenly Father and of a family here on earth. We give them all the tools they need to succeed in life. We operate with a small ratio because we want to give each child the best quality of life possible and that includes the attention and care that only our dedicated staff can give. Our children also learn to serve and give back to others.

Each child that comes through our gates has been abandoned and, in most cases, abused as well. They have nowhere to turn; they are lost, broken and desperate. When they arrive we shower them with love and pray that our efforts and daily love and affection will heal their broken hearts and restore their hope for a future. These kids have lived through the unimaginable: neglect, physical, verbal, and/or sexual abuse, extreme poverty, eating out of trash cans, living on the streets, separation from siblings – you name it! But coming to City of Angels Children’s Home and being made part of a family gives them hope and puts a smile back on their face. We give them an opportunity to pursue a relationship with Christ through our devotionals and one-on-one mentoring and discipleship. Our kids are still kids and have their rough days but they are being healed and restored, learning how to build healthy relationships and knowing they are loved and wanted as part of our family through the process.

We know our Maker has great plans for each one of these precious children. We seek to meet their needs emotionally, physically, scholastically, socially, spiritually, and mentally. We provide them with healthy meals daily and help them advance in school according to their abilities. As they get older we encourage them to pursue careers they are interested in. We do not make them leave when they turn 18; instead we help them seek out a job or higher education when they are ready.


“My husband and I have been working with City of Angels orphanage for almost 2 years. First we were coming weekly with a team to do a children’s program and then we transitioned to bringing them groceries monthly. We have grown a friendship with both the Directors and the kids over the years. The Directors have an amazing heart for seeing families reunited and in an area where its hard to find trustworthy people they are truly in it just for the kids. They are some of the best people we know! The kids are beautiful, friendly, happy, well-mannered and are a testament to the good care and training they receive living at City of Angels. I would encourage anybody to visit, bring a team, or financially support this orphanage. They are doing a great job!”

-Sarah, 38 years old

“Hi, I am Lynn. I have enjoyed 4 or 5 visits to COA over the past couple of years and each time I go I enjoy the sweet spirit of the staff and children. My stays are usually 2-3 days and I’ve stayed in the guest/bunk room on the premises.  I enjoy hanging out with them in the courtyard where the kids play soccer, scooter and creative games they come up with.  A few months ago I brought a group of friends down for a day to do some deep cleaning projects around the orphanage.  I was so excited to share this experience with them as I knew they would be blessed by their time spent at COA.  The group also brought an art project which we did with the kids and donations to fill up the freezer and pantry.  Everyone had such a great time and has been asking when we can go again!  I look forward to planning our next trip soon!”

Lynn, 58 years old

“Hello my name is Reuben. I’m from Pennsylvania and I spent about a month at the City of Angels orphanage. It was a trip I’ll never forget. The staff welcomed me and made me feel at home my first day there. The children are friendly and happy; they love playing games. I can see they are loved and well cared for. I am thankful I had the opportunity to visit and hope to go again!! “

Reuben, 22 years old

“I recently visited City of Angels for the first time and had the privilege of sharing a few days with the staff and young people. Every staff member was supportive and helpful.They helped us cross the border coming and going, which was a relief, and were attentive to our needs while there. It didn’t take long to make friends and come to an appreciation of the commitment each staff member has toward the mission. Not onlyare they committed, but they are gifted with an ability to meet the mental, physical and spiritual needs of the young people they serve. God is at work there.”

 David Harrison, Pastor and Missionary, Vallecito Union Church