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Catherine’s Children’s Home (Catherine’s) is a Christian nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization, founded in January 12, 2005 by philanthropist Jerry McTaggart. Catherine’s has facilities in Rosarito, Mexico where it provides room and board and professional rehabilitation therapy and medical treatments to orphaned children with special needs.

Catherine’s began receiving orphaned children in coordination with the Mexican Department of Desarrollo Integral de la Familia (DIF) de Mexico (link to DIF). As of October of 2012, the facility in Rosarito was approved by the corresponding authorities and is now hosting 8 special needs orphaned children. Catherine’s facility is capable of hosting 20 full time and 15 out patient children.

All services provided at Catherine’s are free and the organization is open to the local community, serving without discrimination of age, political affiliation, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability type or religious belief.


We accept children that normally are not received by orphanages as these children have severe special needs or suffer chronic medically fragile conditions. We have a staff of professionals and volunteers that are ready to meet and fulfill the needs these precious children.

Catherine’s provides a loving home where the children get needed loving affection during their early developmental years. The outpour of love from our volunteers and staff restores and builds emotional, psychological and spiritual peace and confidence in all children, providing the necessary early developmental foundation of feeling safe, loved and cared for by family.

Catherine’s Kids has bought 1.5 acres in Rosarito where it plans to build a facility that will host and rehabilitate over a 100 abandoned children with special needs. As our founder Jerry says; “God’s most needy”.