“Fun Day Outside” Retreat for 75 Psychiatric Hospital Patients

Regular price $600.00

Ministry Partner: Christian Assistance Service for the Detainee and the Mentally Ill (SACDEM)

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

SACDEM works with marginalized groups that have been rejected by society, including but not limited to prisoners, the mentally ill, people living in extreme poverty, and children born in prison. SACDEM develops prison Bible studies, offering counseling and help to inmates to make the depth of God's forgiveness and grace understandable. SACDEM helps newly released prisoners reintegrate into society. In Argentina, children born to mothers in prison live with their mothers in the penitentiary system until they turn four. SACDEM takes care of these children of prisoners weekly, offering them a safe place to play and a break from the prison environment. After the child turns four and leaves prison, SACDEM continues to provide foster care for those who have no other relatives to care for them.

The SACDEM “Fun Day Outside” Retreat is the highlight of the year for many of the 75 patients served from Borda Psychiatric Hospital. This all-day outing includes an all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet, recreation, and worship service. The SACDEM staff and a dozen other volunteers make this a very special day of ministry for men with great needs. The entire cost of this gift goes toward transportation and food for the retreat.