"Since 1932 caring for children and youngsters with love"

The Orphanage Santa Rita is a place that thrives on love and affection, which now cares for over 80 children 03-14 years as shelter (full-time) and day-care (day only). Read more here ...

The Orphanage is an institution of more than 82 years oldThe story of the Orphanage begins in 1932, when the Honorable Mr. Mattos, owner and businessman of Casa Mattos (local retail store), founded a "shelter" that was meant to give support to children - some children of his own employees - and other abandoned children. Read more here ...

The Orphanage is run today by the Sisters of the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Good Counsel, who completed 161 years in 2014! Read more here ...

Help the Orphanage to continue in their daily struggle, helping children and teen-agers and the local community. Visit our website, visit us in Rio de Janeiro, make a donation of your time, make a material donation or a financial donation using secure payment gateway PagSeguro.



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'Good love is shown in great catastrophes, 

  but great love proves itself every day in the little things'