About us

A UK-registered charity, Casa Alianza UK has a single-minded and life-changing objective – to help and defend street children across Latin America.

We work tirelessly to raise awareness and funds for our programme partners in Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua. Collectively we help around 10,000 street children a year, equipping them with the material and emotional resources they need to transition successfully into adulthood.

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The team

Could you contribute?

We have vacancies for volunteers to contribute to our programmes both in the UK and overseas. 

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Fred Shortland

Chief Executive

Sue Scarbrow

General Manager

Charlotte Martin


David Thomas


Georgina Mortimer


Julie Sheridan


Our vision & mission


We give children in crisis a hot meal, a shower, clean clothes and medical attention.


Our street educators and staff work hard to build the trust of every single child.


We encourage children to relate to adults based on respect, responsibility and honesty.


Providing a much-needed routine to former street children helps them focus on the future.


Children must be empowered to make their own choices, and we show them how.

The children in our care deserve the highest level of legal protection.

Our Casa Alianza programme partners in Latin America have a Child Protection Policy in place, which complies fully with local legislation, national laws and international conventions. We invite you to find out more about how we safeguard the rights of the children we care for. 

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Take Action

Support street children through our latest appeal

Find out what part you can play in making a huge difference to a street child's future.


Do you have time to spare and skills to help?

Whether you've got your heart set on volunteering at a Casa Alianza shelter in Latin America or want to help out in the UK, we welcome your application.


You’re welcome to browse through our accounts, which we file each year with the Charity Commission. You’ll find a full statement of our financial activities and an at-a-glance guide to how we’ve put our supporters’ donations to good use. 

Our history

From a small volunteer group to an international NGO – our structure might have changed over the years, but the need for our services sadly hasn’t. 

Find out more about our organisation and the approach we take to rehabilitating street children across Latin America.  

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Latest news

Welcome to the new Casa Alianza UK website!

10th Nov 2014
Monday 15 December 2014 Our new site is live!!! We've been working on it for months and are delighted to finally be able to share it with you all. Please take a look around, check out our blog and make sure you sign up for our monthly email newsletter, containing all the latest news from our programme partners on the ground in Latin America and our army of street children volunteers across the UK. Got any questions or comments on the new site? Email us at contact@casa-alianza.org.uk and ...
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Latest blog

Forget me not - remembering the Mexican children who pass by unseen

11th Nov 2014
Read this second monthly report from Casa Alianza UK volunteer Katy Morgan, currently on a placement with our colleagues at Casa Alianza Mexico. A paediatric nurse experienced in children’s accident and emergency, Katy brings you a first-hand account of the grim reality facing Mexico's street children. I was originally planning to write about El Día de Los Muertos (The Day of The Dead) this month, which is a festival celebrated on the first and second of November. People all over Mexico...
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