Why Hope Effect?
Why Orphan Care?
UNICEF estimates there are 153 million orphans worldwide, 18 million of which who have lost both parents. This number does not include the 8 million orphans living in orphanages or the millions of invisible children living on the streets, trafficked, or forced into combat.
Many people believe the orphan crisis is being adequately addressed… but the facts tell a different story. There is growing research on the damaging effects of traditional, institutional orphan care.
When children do not receive adequate personal interaction within a loving environment, development is stunted and learning abilities are delayed or lost. Many orphanages are simply unaware of the damaging physical and psychological impact institutional care has on children. Many kids age out only to face a future of crime, prostitution, or trafficking.
The Hope Effect is changing orphan care by providing solutions that mimic the family. Two-parent, family-style homes provide opportunity for each child to flourish and thrive. Access to health, dental, and social care is provided while each child is prepared for the future through education, responsibility, support and the structure that parents were designed to provide.
Why Hope Effect?
Because family is the most effective model for development, we seek to mimic the family in all strategies.
We value education, self-discipline, work ethic, and healthcare as the foundation for kids to succeed in life.
We are pioneering new solutions in both the short-term (orphan care) and the long-term (community involvement).
We carry out our work with the highest level of excellence, treating each child as if he or she is our own.
We affirm all people are spiritual beings loved by a Creator who desires intimate involvement in their lives.
Through local leadership, alumni involvement, and efficiency, we build self-sustaining orphan care models.