Offering Hope and a Future
Tragically, millions of orphaned and vulnerable children around the world lack food, shelter, clothing and schooling. Some are abandoned by parents who battle drug addiction or alcoholism, while others are left on the streets because their families are simply too poor to care for them. Regardless of the reasons, the message these children hear is always the same: You are unwanted, you are alone in the world, and you matter to no one.
The harsh realities for these children are staggering. Those fortunate enough to live in orphanages may not receive health care, education and other necessities. Orphans are often “warehoused” in institutions until they are released to the streets at age 16. Without homes, education and job skills, these young teens are unprepared to find work. In desperation, many resort to crime and prostitution just so they can have food to eat and a place to sleep. The hope of a happy life remains a distant dream.
With the help of generous partners, we demonstrate the love of Jesus in tangible ways to help lift these children out of hopelessness and despair and take them from at-risk to thriving. Through a holistic approach, we provide education, nutrition, safe refuge, as well as physical, emotional and spiritual healing; our training centers prepare at-risk youth for independent living; and our self-sustainability programs provide microenterprise business opportunities to keep families together.
In the following video, watch how lives are being changed as we offer hope for a bright future to orphaned and vulnerable children across the globe.