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Updated 22 Jan. 2020
Be the change in the world that you want to see happen . . .
If not now, when? If not me, who?

row of houses and children on dirt road.

Our Mission

We believe that we help ourselves as we help others. Our mission is to engage people in the startling work of mission in the colonias of the poor, by assisting with special needs children, education,shelters, and addressing hunger and poverty.

Our History

As widely reported by the media, Paper Houses was founded by a Houston Police Sergeant, with the support of the Houston Police Officers Union in 2002. Sgt, Bob decker became lost when visiting a Mexican border-town, saw the extreme poverty of the working poor, and decided to do something about it.


These are the people determined to stay in Mexico and build a better life for themselves and their children. Helping people who are already working hard to help themselves is just and rewarding. Instead of relying on media reports, we are on our border and doing things every day to make a difference.


Will Receive Treatment on Feb. 6!!!

January 21.2020

The Port Director of Del Rio met with Paper Houses and with a Representative from Shriners Hospital and all is well.

Jorge and Erik

January 8, 2020

Jorge and his brother Erik returned to the specialist in Monterrey for their scheduled evaluation!

Classroom for the Blind

On the 17th of January, Alexis was registered to begin learning at the classroom for the blind! Although a little bored as adults talked and planned, he is very happy!

Erik and Jorge

December 11, 2019

Jorge and his brother Erik returned home after their final surgery and their sight is restored!


December 5, 2019

After the first operation, everyone is so happy! The transformation is remarkable.

Luis David Torres Cruz

We met a new little guy who is just a baby, named Luis David. He was diagnosed with Anguilla-Barré syndrome.