Make a Monthly Donation of an amount from $10 - $1000 per month.
As the Mexico On-Site Directors of Possibilities House, Rick and Lisa Bursey perform a crtical role in the operations of Possibilities House for Children, basically overseeing every aspect of the operations within Mexico.
Formerly of Ontario Canada, Rick and Lisa Bursey have spent their lives leading children. Rick has extensive experience with marginalized youth and children of all ages. He spent more than 20 years providing training, counseling and running programs as a director of local youth groups. Rick also worked with incarcerated youth that were convicted of violent crimes, giving supervision, teaching life skills, and providing one-on-one counselling. As a singer/ song-writer, he performed as a children’s entertainer and motivational speaker in schools. Lisa graduated from the University of Guelph with an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science, majoring in Child Development. Later she completed a Bachelor of Education Degree at the University of Toronto. As an elementary school teacher for 14 years, she was involved in the development and initiation of new school programs and procedures for the provincial school system. Several years were spent teaching in Toronto inner-city schools, adapting programs to suit needs of children from a vast variety of ethnicities and cultures. During these latter years the Burseys led several groups of youth to do humanitarian work amongst poor families in Mexico. With each trip, Rick and Lisa longed to be a greater voice for orphaned and abandoned Mexican children. In 2008 the Bursey’s left their careers, sold their home, and moved with their sons Alex and Jackson to Linares, Mexico.
Rick and Lisa have spent the last 8 years working in the community with government workers as well as the poor, building the infrastructure that has allowed us to open this new orphanage, Possibilities House, in Linares. Possibilities House or Casa Posibilidades, is a labour of love that will set a new standard for children’s homes in Linares region and potentially nation-wide.
If you have an operations background, or understand the sacrifice the Rick and Lisa have made in their committment and dedication to this cause, one significant donation opportunity is to help subsidize their monthly salary, to enable them to live raise their own family in Linares.