Celebrating COAR’s 35th Anniversary

35 years ago, COAR was born out of necessity and a dream.  The Cleveland Mission Team was hard at work in El Salvador – serving the poor, the children, the refugees only months after Archbishop Romero was slain in the chapel at Divina Providencia.  Looking back, few realized what an impact COAR would have in […]

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Romero’s Message Needed to Solve Gang Violence in El Salvador

In May of 2015, there were more than 600 murders in El Salvador – a country with a population of approximately 6 million.  The Salvadoran Civil War ended almost 20 years ago, but, the wonderful people of El Salvador have not seen the ‘peace’ promised by the Peace Accords! To be honest, the old left-right […]

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COAR opens its own Art, Music and Play Therapy Center thanks to a generous Salvadoran Donor

When the Salvadoran Civil War was ravaging the country, destroying families and generating countless widows and orphans daily, our Founder, Father Ken, was focused on sheltering, protecting, feeding and clothing the growing mass of war-orphaned Salvadoran children.  There was one clear over-arching goal:  protect the children so that they could survive the war. 35 years […]

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