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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.


Leg Braces for Rosyleth!

February 6, 2020

Rosyleth traveled to Shriners Hospital in Texas and received her braces that will enable her to walk!

Jorge Receives Glasses

February 7, 2020, 2020

Jorge was stunned at how much clearer a pair of glasses made his vision. "They are perfect!" He is one happy and excited little boy!

A New Braille Machine!

February 7, 2020, 2020

A brand new Braille machine and lots of other equipment arrived to help the blink children! Alexis was the first one to use the new machine.

Erik Needs a Little More Help

February 9, 2020

Although we are very happy with the surgery results that allow Erik to see, we met with doctors to plan one more small surgery to correct his left eye. Soon it will all be perfect!

Maria de Jesus

February 6, 2020

Maria likely would have faced a partial amputation because of a severe foot and toe infection. We took her to the private hospital where an out-patient procedure solved the problem! Another life changed!

Joseline - Heart Problem

Joseline, diagnosed as a Down syndrome child with a serious heart condition, returns to the hospital in Monterrey. She will receive whatever is needed to treat her heart. Our hope is that medication will be all that is needed. This is her 10th birthday.