• Dr. Steven Hoefflin

The Resolution of Extreme Childhood Poverty

Dr. Steven Hoefflin started his Extreme Child Poverty Program in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1968. It expanded to communities in Mexico City and other parts of the World where children live in trash dumps and in the shanty towns on the outskirts of cities.

This expansive program is a 12-step survival and including an additional training program that is taught to and run by small groups of motivated mothers and children living in these Shanty Town Slums who then teach other impoverished mothers. It does not require government support. For two decades, it has been self-financed by Dr. and Mrs. Hoefflin. Dr. Hoefflin has given prenatal, pediatric, medical care, reconstructive surgery, and his educational "Brain Train" Memory and other programs to these Shanty Town communities.


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