Casa Shalom

Casa Shalom was founded in 1987 by Dr. Rick and Jan Waldrop when they took in three orphans of the Guatemalan Civil War. The Shalom is the biblical Hebrew word which means “peace”, “well-being”, “health” and “salvation”. Since Casa Shalom opened its doors, its goal has been to offer peace and well-being to those beautiful lives God has brought to be part of its family. Children from around the country have converged on the twelve-acre farm for a new life and a second chance. Casa Shalom supplies their basic needs of health care, education, food, clothing, and housing in a family atmosphere of love, acceptance, and discipline. Above all, Casa Shalom provides an environment filled with God’s love with the desire that every child will come to know Him as their personal savior and friend.



Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after the orphans in their distress.

– James 1:27