Mission Statement

Friends of HEPAC is a non-profit organization based in Nogales, Arizona that supports the Hogar de Esperanza y Paz (HEPAC) community center which serves children, youth, and adults that live in an impoverished sector of Nogales, Mexico.  Friends of HEPAC works with  individuals/organizations/universities in the United States to raise funding and provide internship opportunities for established HEPAC programs as well as facilitate transborder educational excursions. Excursions organized by Friends of HEPAC are designed so that participants 1) learn from individuals and communities that are affected by U.S. economic and immigration policies, 2) understand how local organizations provide humanitarian assistance and work for social justice in the borderlands.