The Hope Effect is changing how the world cares for orphans by implementing new family-based solutions around the world. By building smaller-sized, family-focused housing units in a campus setting, we are able to raise children in an environment designed to counteract the developmental delays found in traditional, institutional style orphanages.
Our founder, Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist, has been moved by a heart for generosity and a belief that “the most fulfilling thing we can ever do with our money is give it away.” Touched personally by the orphan crisis, Joshua and his wife Kim were moved to make a difference and construct a world where all children would receive a chance to succeed.
Joe Darago has been intimately involved in the world of International Adoption for almost two decades. He adopted his daughter Sydney from South Korea just weeks after birth. His daughter, Mia, was adopted from Thailand at 12 years of age. Joe and his family have experienced firsthand the developmental delays that often accompany institutional orphan care.
Together, united by a common cause, The Hope Effect was founded. Today, with a dedicated team of motivated volunteers and employees, we are developing and implementing new solutions for orphan care around the world centered on the promise of family.
To find out more about our unique approach to Orphan Care, read Why Hope Effect?
The Hope Effect is building its first family-style home on the campus of La Providencia in Siguatepeque, Honduras. Construction on the home is set to begin in early-2016. We are grateful for our partners in Honduras. Experts in the field of family-based care, they have years of proven progress and success.
Additionally, The Hope Effect is finding personnel and researching land options in Baja Mexico for the construction of our first campus.