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 eliminate 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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  • Joseph’s Story
    Joseph was born with cerebral palsy and abandoned as a baby. He was taken to an orphanage and spent most of the first nine years of his life, lying in a cot or on the floor, unable to move.
  • Uwera’s Story
    Imagine being fed just once a day, sleeping on a floor crawling with insects and only having your nappy changed every 3 days. This was Uwera's life in an orphanage.
  • Chloe’s Story
    Chloe is a tiny little girl who looks as if she might be about two or three years old. In reality though, her true age is probably closer to ten.
  • Alex’s story
    Alex spent the first 15 years of his life living in fear. He never once knew what it meant to feel safe, let alone loved.

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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  • What will the future hold for Elijah?
    "He was sat, completely still and silent...who knows how long he’d been there, waiting for someone to remember him and help him?" During her visit to an orphanage in Kenya last week, Writer and Story Gatherer, Isobel Eaton recalls the impact a little boy called Elijah, made on her.
  • New EU funding helps us protect mothers and babies in Sudan
    It is difficult working in Sudan. Our country team often go months at a time without being paid. Here, Farid Idris explains how working with the local Islamic council is changing attitudes towards unmarried mothers and abandoned babies.
  • Another orphanage consigned to history
    Another orphanage is confined to history, as the last two children living in Vratsa orphanage, Bulgaria, leave to join safe and loving families.
  • Closed. Romanian orphanage marks 104th closure
    Our mission to eliminate institutional care of children continues to gain momentum, with the closure last month of Veniamin Costache in Romania.

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