History of Mary Help of Christians Center
In 1928 Mrs. Alicia Gonzalez Neve donated a few acres of land on East Lake to the Salesians of Don Bosco to open an orphanage for boys. Mrs. Neve gave her property, home and savings to develop the place called Mary Help of Christians. For over 85 years Mary Help has been a place where young and old come to meet Christ and to grow in their faith. For many, it has been a true experience of family. What makes The Mary Help of Christians Center such a special place? The answer: Mary’s Motherly Assistance and The Salesians of Don Bosco.