About Lar Mana
Lar Mana (USA) partners with Lar Mana (Brazil) to provide temporary foster care for children who are custodians of the Court in Paulista, Brazil. Lar Mana (Brazil) operates under a board of directors and is cared for by five staff members: the director, administrative manager, two psychologists, and a social assistant. Each of these individuals is extremely dedicated to their profession. In addition, “house parents” care for the children directly. These caring women ensure that each child is loved and respected. The facility, which has grown exponentially since its establishment, now includes an administration building, a church building, a playground, a soccer field, and an amphitheater. The primary building includes three apartments that each house twelve children. In addition, the building includes a library, housing for visitors, and a large dining area. The layout of the campus is outlined in the image below. Clicking the image will take you to the map of the surrounding area.
The children, as custodians of the Court, often have an alarming love deficit, and the caring members of Lar Mana (Brazil) ensure that each child is nurtured a healthy and secure environment. Through love and respect, these children grow into productive individuals, and are incorporated into new home environments. The multi-use complex, motivated staff, and caring volunteers all make Lar Mana (Brazil) an important aspect of the court system in Brazil.
The ultimate focus is the safety of the children, both emotional and physical. Because of this, the complex is surrounded by 400 feet of a secure, seven foot high, cement block wall. The complex is centered on the well-being of the children, and the staff is constantly looking for new ways to improve it.