Fundación Nido para Ángeles (FNPA)

La Fundación Nido para Ángeles (FNPA) is a non-profit institution, whose primary goal is to raise the quality of life of children diagnosed with cerebral palsy; favoring them so that they can become integrated into a more just and equitable society.

General Information

  • Legal Name: Fundación Nido para Ángeles
  • Acronym: FNPA
  • Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
  • RNC/Tax ID No: 430062342
  • Geographic Areas: National Territory, Distrito Nacional, Santo Domingo
  • Theme Areas: Children and Youth, Education, Health
  • Quantity and Type of Beneficiaries:

    102 children directly and 450 people indirectly. Our population attends the Foundation from various points throughout the country.

The Team

Management Team:

Mónika Despradel: Executive President

Olga García: Executive Vice President

Juan Arturo Pablo: Administrative Director

Carmen López: Programming Director

Lissie Soto: Medical Director

Loidas Méndez: Therapies Coordinator

Danlia Santana: Manager of Pscycopedagogy

Board Members:

Mónika Despradel Garcia, President

Mario José Cabrera Morín, Vice President

María De Las Mercedes Pellerano Vázquez, Second Vice President

Eva Luisa Carvajal De Toribio, Secretary

Olga Purísima García De Jesús, Treasurer

Patricia Mejía Coste, Vice-Treasurer

José Antonio Rodríguez Duvergé, Vocal

Carlos Ramón Salcedo Camacho, Vocal

Contact Information

Contact Person

  • Name: Monika Despradel
  • Position: President
  • Telephone: (809) 350-8071/(809) 412-7392, 829 688 3888 y 809-412 7392
  • Email:


  • Type of Organization: Non-Profit Organization
  • International Affiliations:

    Centro de Atención Integral para la Discapacidad (CAID)
    Cooperativa para los integrantes de las Fuerzas Armadas (COOPINFFAA)
    Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE)
    Patronato Dulce Milagro
    Centro Odontológico: Dental Studio Spa
    Ministerio de Salud Pública (MSP)
    Centro Oftalmológico Ver Kids

  • Years of Operation: 7 years
  • Number of Employees: 36 employees
  • Number of Members: 102 families
  • Number of Volunteers:


  • Sources of Funding:


  • Products/Services:

    Holistic development program for children with Cerebral Palsy.

  • Total Income: RD$5,092,695.00 Dic. 2014
  • Total Expenses: RD$4,826,975.00


Mission: To contribute to the well-being, independence and autonomy of children with cerebral palsy through holistic development programs for children and their families, supporting the awareness and application of inclusive public policies in favor of this population group.

Vision: To be the leading institution for the promotion of the well-being of children with cerebral palsy in the Dominican Republic.

Primary Programs and Projects

Holistic Development Program for children with cerebral palsy. An integrated therapeutic approach that responds to this population and offers support programs for the families.

1. Regular program for the holistic development of children with cerebral palsy.

The therapeutic/educational program that the Fundación Nido para Ángeles has developed is geared towards offering rehabilitation treatments to children with cerebral palsy and to achieving their habilitation, rehabilitation and inclusion. This is complemented by visits to the home, when necessary, in order to achieve a better integration of the family and the community. It is offered daily to a population of children from 0 – 12 years of age.

Among the muli- and inter-disciplinary services offered are the following:

Physical Therapy
Multisensory and Psychopedagical Stimulation
Occupational Therapy
Music Therapy
Speech Therapy
Physiatrist Consultations
Rehabilitation and Integral Rehabilitation Center (CRHI)
Psychological Assistance
Social Services
Deep Oscillations
Special Education
Pedriatic Line for Standing and Balance

2. Strategy for Working with the Families.

Espacios para el Crecimiento Familiar (Forums for Family Growth). To stimulate all family members to contribute to the enrichment of the environment in which the child with CP develops, as well as their collaboration with the activities required for this development.

Within the program Espacios para el Crecimiento Familiar, the families form part of a strategy, through which they receive training in different areas associated with the condition of functional diversity of their children and other areas of interest that support the families in their development in the broadest sense.

3. Strategy of Indirect Support to the Children and Their Families.

This is offered weekly to a population of adolescents between the ages of 13 to 18 years. The children receive therapy services offered by the Foundation; following an indirect approach, families are instructed on how to sustain a program in their homes, as a way of maintaining the quality of life of the child/adolescent who lives with this condition, while at the same time informing them on school and social insertion, on a case by case basis.

4. Support to Homologous Institutions.

This is a strategy that facilities relationships, exchanges and support to other institutions working with children with Functional Diversity. Currently, they are helping a variety of such institutions such as: Casa de Luz, Casa Nazaret, Escuela Especial Santa María in San Cristóbal and Rehabilitación, specifically helping the Filial de Guerra with therapeutic programs for 16 boys and girls.

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