The Hermano Pedro Social Works Foundation, U.S.A.

Our Services in Guatemala

OSSHP is a non-profit, religious and humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical, educational, spiritual and social assistance to children, youth and adults in Guatemala in several facilities.

Since 1982, the Franciscan Friars (OFM) from Central América have been carryng out the mission of Santo Hermano Pedro, caring for disabled, abandoned, sick and needy, regardless of religious or race. At the Obras they find a place of hope and care.

OSSHP is driven by the needs of the poor and the sick. It takes loving care of 250 permanent residents, mostly abandoned by their families, with cerebral  palsy, psycomotor retardation, convulsive syndrome, chronic degenerative syndrom, among many other disorders.

It also provides specialized hospital care to over 350,000 people every year. The hospital is operated by permanent health care professionals from Guatemala that welcome and support medical missions from the United States, Canada and Spain throughtout the year, performing over 6,000 specialized surgeries.

OSSHP has a nutritional center that provides rehabilitation to children with chronic and severe malnutrition. The focus of this effort is to learn and disseminate best practices to other hospitals, both public and private, on how to rescue children and their families from this condition.

The newest Obras Sociales facility is Virgen del Socorro, located 5 kilometers from Antigua, on the slopes of Agua Volcano. 250 permanent residents live and are taken care of by a loving staff. Nearby in Antigua, at the original facility, the construction of new operating rooms will facilitate additional surgical care.

Who we are

The Hermano Pedro Social Works Foundation
Is a US tax deductible non- profit 501, founded to support the charitable activities of the Obras Sociales del Santo Hermano Pedro in Antigua Guatemala. Donations can be made by checks payable to the Foundation and mailed to P. O. Box 631, Mount Vernon, NY 1055-0631, U.S.A. Receipts will be issued for donations. IRS Employers Identification Number 31-17635.

What we do

Ubicada en la 5ª. Calle Poniente de la Antigua Guatemala, tiene como misión brindar atención a niños y niñas de 6 meses a 6 años de edad, de familias de escasos recursos (hijos de madres solteras y trabajadoras y madres que laboran en el mercado central de la Antigua Guatemala).

Medical Missions

Ubicado en el municipio de Sumpango, Sacatepéquez, el Hogar “El Renacer” es catalogado como uno de los programas más efectivos en la recuperación de jóvenes y adultos hombres que han caído en las drogas y/o alcoholismo, alcanzando un 90% de recuperación en la población atendida.


El espacio en el que está edificada fue concedido por la Municipalidad de la Antigua Guatemala en usufructo a las Obras Sociales del Santo Hermano Pedro, Frailes Franciscanos, OFM y es, actualmente, administrado por la organización humanitaria Fe en Práctica.

Operation Walk and OSSHP - Transforming lives

Volunteer experience of Emily Osment

The residents and patients need your support. There are many ways to help!

Make a financial contribution: US Dollars – Hermano Pedro Social Works Foundation (US tax deductible non-profit 501 (c) 2 organization) directs 100% of donations to OSSHP. Checks can be payable to the Foundation and mailed to: P.O. Box 631, Mount Vernon NY 10551-0631 USA. Receipts will be issued for Donations.

Guatemala Quetzales: OSSHP accepts donations via Banco Industrial S. A. Cuenta Monetaria: 16-416964-5

Spread the World: Connect us with your place of worship, friends and family and please keep us in your prayers.

Help with other donations: Dry goods, basic hygiene supplies and medicine donations to support our daily operations. Contact us with any questions at:

Volunteer: Short or long term volunteers are always needed.

Contact: or visit us at 6a. Calle Oriente No. 20 in Antigua for more information.

Contact us

Contact information:
Hermano Pedro Social Works Foundation – PO Box 631 Mount Vernon, NY 10551