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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Child protection

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

Volunteering with Latin American street children – seize a life-changing chance

10th Mar 2015
7pm Wednesday 11th March at The Bedford Tavern, (www.thebedfordtavern.com) Islington, London, N1 Whatever your particular talent or professional specialism, there are plenty of ways to help Latin America’s street children both at home and abroad.   Come along to our volunteer information evening at the Bedford Tavern on Wednesday 11th March to hear firsthand from former Casa Alianza UK volunteers, including Katy Morgan, who’s recently returned from a 6-month stint in Mex...
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What it's really like to volunteer with street children

22nd Mar 2015
On Wednesday 11 March we held an informal volunteer information evening in north London, designed to showcase the fantastic contribution of UK volunteers helping street children at Casa Alianza in Latin America. Hear from our guest speaker, volunteer nurse Katy Morgan, on how the event went.  On a short trip home to the UK from Mexico City, I was invited to take part in a volunteer information evening to talk about the street outreach work I’ve been doing in Mexico over the last six...
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