Hijos de María Inmaculada – Pavonianos
The Pavonians began their activity in Spain in 1962, mainly in the city of Valladolid, later expanding to other places, Salamanca, Cáceres, San Sebastián, Madrid and Albacete. Its aims include the education and personal, social and religious promotion of children and young people in situations of poverty and vulnerability for various reasons, poverty being understood as a state of economic need or a condition of more or less total abandonment, but also forms of affective, moral or other deficiency that make it difficult to achieve a reasonable success in life.
In 1984, the therapeutic and educational program “Project Man” was implemented in Madrid, to follow drug-dependent adults and their families. This initial orientation was subsequently expanded with the implementation of various programs aimed at minors and young people at risk or in social exclusion and, in Albacete, in 1993, the Pavonians initiated a program to take in minors without families or with fragile families, through a residential home. Currently, the congregation’s residential homes in Albacete are two, in which 16 children and adolescents are welcomed, forming two groups of 8.
The recipients of the services offered in these facilities are minors who:
1. Cannot remain in their biological family, nor can they be taken in by other families.
2. Manifest socio-educational problems
3. They do not have serious and disabling dysfunctions that impede personality development
4. They are between the ages of 7 and 17.
As for the staff of the two facilities in Albacete, they are composed as follows: