Hogares CREA

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Hogares CREA
Founded 1968
Founder Jose Juan Garcia
Number of locations
152 facilities worldwide
Website Hogar Crea

Hogar Crea is an international institution, founded in Puerto Rico, that helps drug addicts break their habits.


In 1968, Jose Juan Garcia founded "Hogar Crea". The word "Crea" means for the re-education of the addict and the community. Those who enter the program do not have to pay a fee, but must agree to the program's strict rules. Breaking a drug habit is not easy and those who enter the program must adopt new habits which are conducive to recovery. They must go to church on Sundays and sell caramel custards and garbage bags door to door. [1] They also must wash cars and do community services. The program is not financed by the government.[1] [2]

Hogares Crea have over 152 facilities worldwide. Some of the other countries besides Puerto Rico where Hogares Crea are established are: the United States, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Panama, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua.[1][2]

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