The Nariz Roja (Red Nose) charity that supports children with cancer has opened a multi-functional albergue (shelter) in downtown Guadalajara.
Up to 60 people can be accommodated in the three-story building, which was rebuilt from scratch a few blocks from the public Fray Antonio Alcalde Hospital Civil. The principal aim of the property is to house children – and women with breast cancer – who are receiving ongoing chemotherapy and other treatments. Salons in which elementary and secondary school classes can be held mean the children will not be deprived of an education during their treatment. The kitchen and canteen are staffed by full-time personnel.