In 1990, despite Father Al already being afflicted with the terminal illness Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), he accepted the invitation of His Excellency, Msgr. Jose Maria Hernandez Gonzalez, Bishop of the diocese of Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico to establish programmes in Mexico, starting with a Girlstown in Chalco (about one hour outside Mexico City) in 1991.
In 1998, six years after Father Al's death, his successor Sister Michaela received an invitation from His Eminence Juan Cardinal Sandoval Iniguez, Archbishop of Guadalajara and Governor Alberto Cardenas Jimenez to start a Boystown in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Thanks to their generosity, the Sisters were able to start our Boystown programme there on November 15, 1998.
Our Girlstown in Chalco currently accommodates 3,141 middle school and high school students, offering vocational training in dress-making, accounting, and more.
Las Hermanas de María – Girlstown in Chalco
Carr. Chalco-Mixquic Km 2
Chalco, Edo. De México C. P. 56600, Mexico
Capacity: Over 3,000 middle school & high school students
Opened in 1991