ACI Prensa Staff, Jun 30, 2021 / 18:31 pm
Young people from the San José Hogar de Cristo (Saint Joseph Home of Christ) in metropolitan Buenos Aires, Argentina highlighted the importance of faith in the fight against drugs, and encouraged people who want to be free from drug addiction not to let themselves be robbed of hope.
The Hogar de Cristo explains on its website that it’s a federation that "groups together Neighborhood Centers" to "provide a comprehensive response to situations of social vulnerability and/or the problematic consumption of psychoactive substances, putting the person and their qualities at the center.”
“Our Neighborhood Centers draw near to those who are alone, orphans, desolate, sick and also those whose health is compromised by drug use. There we get to know each person’s sacred story and accompany the journey of his body and soul, recognizing him as a person, the image and likeness of God with the possibility of loving and bonding with others,” the outreach states on its site.
Young people from Hogar de Cristo shared their testimony with ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish language news partner, stressing that faith "is everything for a person in recovery" in the fight against drugs, and that "the only one who saves you is God."