Hogar Escuela Rosa Duarte (Rosa Duarte)

Established in 1940, the Hogar Escuela Rosa Duarte (Rosa Duarte) is a home for 120 girls in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. It is a non profit institution that provides holistic attention to the girls in a residential setting, promoting security, education, health, nutrition, social services, psychological assistance, and systematic monitoring to the girls’ families. Rosa Duarte is directed by Las Hijas de la Caridad San Vicente de Paul and supported by the Dominican government.

General Information

  • Legal Name: Hogar Escuela Rosa Duarte
  • Acronym: Rosa Duarte
  • Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
  • RNC/Tax ID No: 430-05164-2
  • Geographic Areas: Santo Domingo
  • Theme Areas: Children and Youth, Education, Gender, Health
  • Quantity and Type of Beneficiaries:

    The Hogar Escuela Rosa Duarte provides a quality home to 120 girls who are orphaned, live in extreme poverty and/or are at extreme personal or social risk.

    320 other boys and girls from the neighborhood attend the attached public primary school.

    Rosa Duarte offers medical and dental services to the girls, the children who attend the school, and to the residents of the neighborhood.

    In addition, Rosa Duarte provides social and psychological services to the community in general.

The Team

Management Team:

Director: Sor Victoria Reyes
Director of Home for Girls: Sor Naila Caquías Martínez
Direct of School: Miguelina López

Board Members:


Contact Information

  • Telephone: (809) 543-5880; (809) 532-1330 Ext. 23
  • Email: hogarescuelarosaduarte@hotmail.com
  • Address:

    Carretera Sanchez
    Km. 7 Ave. Independencia
    Santo Domingo, Rep. Dom.

  • Website:
  • Social Networks: Facebook

Contact Person

  • Name: Sor Naila Caquías Martínez y/o Sor Victoria Reyes
  • Position: Encargada del Internado y Directora Regente
  • Telephone: (809) 543-5880; (809) 532-1330 Ext. 23, • Cel. Sor Naila Caquías: (829-894-1483)
  • Email: (Internado) hogarrosaduarte@gmail.com (Escuela) hogarescuelarosaduarte@hotmail.com


  • Type of Organization: Non-Profit Organization
  • International Affiliations:
  • Years of Operation: Since 1940
  • Number of Employees: 29
  • Number of Members: N/A
  • Number of Volunteers:


  • Sources of Funding:

    Funds from the Office of the President and the Ministry of Education
    Corporate Donations
    Private Donations
    Individual Donations

  • Products/Services:

    Home for girls
    Public school
    Medical and dental clinic
    Psychological and social services

  • Total Income:
  • Total Expenses:


Our mission consists is providing quality residential care to 120 girls who are orphaned, abandoned or from situations of extreme poverty and/or high personal and social risk, and offer them holistic development that allows them to have a future, and to insert themselves into society in an appropriate, responsible manner with Christian values.

We are inspired by Christian values and are conscious of the preferential love of God for the poor and vulnerable, who he wants to be served. We seek holistic, personal, social and transcendental development for the girls as well as for the staff who work in their service.

Love, which inspires service and solidarity, especially for the most vulnerable.
Peace, which requires justice and is expressed as respect and acceptance of differences.
Liberty, which values one’s own and others’ dignity and which develops with responsibility.
Honesty, which makes us truthful, humble and reliable.

Primary Programs and Projects

1. Home. The Hogar Escuela Rosa Duarte provides a home to 120 girls who are orphaned, abandoned and/or from very limited economic resources, between the ages of 6 – 16 years of age. The girls live in “casitas,[/]” each with 12-14 girls and an “educadora, a young woman who lives with them. Each casita has a dormitory, bathroom, and living room where the girls eat, study and socialize as a family.

2. Education. The 120 girls who live at the Hogar Escuela Rosa Duarte attend an attached public primary school, first to eighth grade, that operates from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Approximately 320 boys and girls from the neighborhood also attend the school.

3. Psychological and Social Services. The Hogar Rosa Duarte has a team of psychologists and social works which provides services to the girls who live in the home as well as to children from the school and to inhabitants of the neighborhood.

4. Nurse. A nurse on site provides basic medical services to the girls of the Hogar Rosa Duarte, the chidren who attend the public school, and the inhabitants of the neighborhood.

5. Library. The Hogar Escuela Rosa Duarte benefits from a library with more than 2000 books in its collection. Volunteers from the International Women’s Club of Santo Domingo have organized and classified the books, and run a lending program for the girls.

6. Companionship. Each casita has a volunteer who provides companionship to the girls, helping them with their homework, and doing arts and crafts projects.

7. School Vegetable Garden. Scotiabank and the International Women’s Club created a school vegetable garden over five years ago. Today, the Ministry of Agriculture manages the project, which provides fresh vegetables and fruits to the girls of the Hogar Escuela Rosa Duarte.

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