Families. Not orphanages.

Orphanages do not protect children. They harm them. We are working towards a day when every child can grow up in a loving family.

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  • Damaging

    Children in orphanages are often subject to high levels of abuse and neglect. They live in a world without love. The impact of this can last a lifetime.

  • Unnecessary

    There are 8 million children across the world confined to soulless orphanages. Over 80% of them are not orphans. It doesn’t have to be this way.

  • Unwanted

    Orphanages deprive children of their voice, giving them no say or control over the decisions that affect them. We give children what they want and need most – a stable, loving family.

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In numbers

Every child wants a safe, loving family to grow up in. But over 8 million children confined to orphanages around the world are denied this, with often catastrophic effects.

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A global movement for change

 

 

Hope and Homes for Children is working towards a day where every child can grow up in a loving family. We know we will only achieve this by working with others. Through our partnerships with national governments, civil society organisations, international agencies, corporate donors and committed individuals, we are helping to build a global movement that will eradicate orphanages in our lifetime.

 

 

 

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Stories

We’re inspired by the courage and resilience of the children we work for. Read their stories here:

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  • Edin’s story
    Without our support, Edin's family were in danger of losing their children to an orphanage. Against the odds, they are now able to provide a real home for their children; a home where Edin can grow up feeling loved and knowing that he belongs.
  • Cary’s Story
    Cary was only seven when her mother left her in a remote orphanage for children with disabilities in Rwanda because she could no longer cope without support.
  • Hope for Viorel and his family this Christmas
    No one wants to have their photo taken when they’re at rock bottom. And sadly, this Christmas in Romania, Viorel and his family are in a desperate situation.
  • Baby in the bushes
    Gihozo is four years old and is the apple of her family’s eye, but as a small baby the authorities insisted she was given up to an orphanage. Her story explains why.

Latest news

Hope and Homes for Children is at the forefront of a growing global movement to eradicate orphanages globally. Catch up on our latest news here:

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  • The Accidental Orphanage
    In July, Boris Pomroy, Head of Major Partnerships and Brand, visited the work of Child’s i foundation, our partners in Uganda, to see why support in both Uganda and Rwanda is so badly needed. Here is his report about an orphanage started 'accidentally'.
  • A remarkable young man
    Ionut is a remarkable young man. He grew up in the Romanian orphanage system, where he suffered a terrible childhood. Since leaving institutionalisation, he has harnessed his resilience, empathy and compassion to ease the suffering of others through volunteering. Today is the UN International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development, and we would like to share his story with you.
  • Listening to and learning from the experience of young care leavers in Latin America
    Hope and Homes for Children are listening to, learning from and supporting young people who are making the journey from institutions to independent living at a regional conference in Bolivia this week.
  • Ben, Bryan and Billy
    On Universal Children's Day, we celebrate the story of Ben, Bryan and Billy, triplets saved from a life in an orphanage.

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