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About us


The Caminho da Vida Association – “Lar Dona Vera” was established in 1996 as a temporary home for children who have been legally separated from abusive parents. Our mission is to care for them until they can be reunited with their biological families or placed in caring adoption homes.

Since its founding, the home has welcomed more than 520 children thus far who arrived at the institution at ages ranging from 0 to 18 years old. Our goal is to ensure that the children are safe, comfortable, well-fed, loved, and healthy through the assistance of medical care from volunteers such as doctors, psychologists, dentists, and other experts who offer their services for free.
Children are welcomed without distinction of race, color, or creed and remain in the institution while waiting for reintegration into the biological family or adoption.

Currently, the Institution operates with 03 units:
House 1: Is an institutional shelter that can host up to 20 children from the ages 0 to 2 years old.
House 2: Hosts kids from the ages 2 to 10 years old.
House 3: Shelters for pregnant teenagers and their children and older kids victims of abuse.



We operate largely thanks to donations of cash, products, and services.
The organization also receives income from our monthly charity bazaar and from Curitiba’s Municipal Council for Children and Adolescents. The organization is managed by the Association’s president and a four-person board of directors. Both the president and the board members are unpaid volunteers.

The home currently counts on the assistance of paid employees such as nannies, technicians as well as other unpaid volunteers who help to take care and entertain the children.



Lar Dona Vera is a non-profit private entity, duly registered as a municipal, state, and federal public utility, with all documentation up to date. Check out the copies of the entity’s creation and operation documents (In Portuguese):
• Consolidated Statute of Associação Caminho da Vida – Lar Dona Vera
• Minutes of the Election Meeting to elect the Home’s Director held on March 11, 2019
• CEBAS – Certificate of Beneficent Social Assistance Entity
• Municipal Public Utility Declaration Nº 9.482/99
• Declaration of State Public Utility No. 12,922
• Federal Public Utility Title Maintenance Certificate
• Registration with the Municipal Council for the Rights of Children and Adolescents of Curitiba – COMTIBA
• Certificate of Enrollment in the Municipal Council of Social Assistance of Curitiba – CMAS



To learn more about our work, please contact the association’s president, Monica Tindó, by phone at +55 (41) 3364-8979 or by email at

The Dona Vera Home
Address: Rua Adolfo Lutz, 62 | CEP: 82.410-270
Jardim Pinheiros Curitiba, Paraná Brazil
Phone: +55 (41) 3364-8979

Children having meal Children playing

Children watching TV


Due to Brazilian laws, we are not allowed to show the children’s faces.