OPEN HÁBITAT A.C.
Creating spaces for disability
We promote the transformation of the living conditions of people with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities by respecting their rights and seeking their inclusion in society.
Open Hábitat A. C. originally emerged in 2006 under the name of Formación y Habilitación Down´s A. C. focusing exclusively on the care of people with Down syndrome; under this name, in 2009 we participated in the collective proposed by Human Rights organizations and delivered a shadow report before the International Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the UN. In 2011 we suspended activities related to the residency of children with Down syndrome, to promote the rights of people with disabilities.
In 2012, together with other civil organizations, we promoted the first electoral observation on disability and from 2013 to 2014 we carried out advocacy actions in rural communities to benefit more than 250 children with disabilities.
In 2016 we renewed our statutes and changed our corporate name to Open Hábitat A. C.
As urged by the UN Committee on Disability through the recommendations issued in October 2014 to the Mexican State, Open Hábitat is working with other civil human rights and disability organizations, academic institutions, companies, and authorities at different levels of government to jointly build a pilot project to promote deinstitutionalization.
In August 2016, Open Hábitat A. C. opens its first Open House, which provides housing and care services to adults with different mental health conditions.
That pilot project is now an ongoing and successful program with 10 residents.
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The work that our volunteers carry out is invaluable, as they honestly and selflessly give us a little piece of their heart every day. If you want to be part of it, contact us.