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Youth Councils 2017

Youth Councils 2017

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Offering: El Amparo & Betania Women’s Shelters; Buenos Aires, Argentina

Facts about the Women’s Shelters in Buenos Aires:

• The Salvation Army has been in Argentina since 1890

• Buenos Aires is a large metropolitan area with over 17 million citizens

• In many respects Argentina is a wealthy nation, but there is still wide spread poverty

• The Salvation Army runs two Women’s Shelters in the poor neighborhood of “Constitucion”

• The names of the shelters are “Betania,”and, “Amparo”–“Hogares para Mujeres”

• Each night 90 women stay in these shelters

• If these shelters were not here, these women would be homeless

• Each night the women are served a very simple dinner and then a small breakfast in the morning

• Breakfast is usually, bread, butter, and tea

• The women must leave after breakfast and they cannot return until the end of the day

• Many of the women are students or have jobs during the day

• The women sleep 20 per room in large bays with beds lining the walls

• The rooms are sparse and often in need of repair

• Most of the rooms suffer from water damage due to the roofs leaking

• Both shelters are run by a young single female officer and two part time employees

• The ministry is vitally important and is changing lives

• Holiness Meetings are held on site every Sunday

• There are life skills classes and Bible studies throughout the week that offer hope

• The need is great but the financial resources are few

• The Shelters need funds to pay bills and make much needed repairs

• They need additional funds to stock their pantry

• When funds are low, the meals become very sparse

Donate to the Woman’s Shelters at Youth Councils or through your Divisional Youth department!

Youth Council 2017 Dates

Dates

Division

March 31- April 2 PR/VI
April 21-23 PENDEL
April 21-23 SWONEKY
April 28-30 NEOSA
May 5-7 WPA
May 19-21 NJ
May 19-21 MASS
May 19-21 SNE
May 19-21 EMPIRE
June 2-4 NNE
September 15-17 GNY

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