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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:

  • New report shows the impact we are making together
    Today we are publishing our Impact Report, which sets out the positive changes we’ve made to the lives of children and families over the last year.
  • 100,000 children in Ukraine confined to Soviet-style orphanage system that resists reform
    New research, published by Hope and Homes for Children, reveals the extent to which Ukraine's vast system of orphanages and other institutions is failing vulnerable children and resisting reform.
  • Europe-wide campaign to close orphanages enters new phase
    Today, we launch the second phase of Opening Doors for Europe's Children, a pan-European campaign to strengthen families and promote the transition from institutional to family- and community-based care for children across the Continent.
  • Ukraine Government backs pioneering support service for children and families
    We are delighted to announce that, after years of negotiation and repeated set-backs, the Government of Ukraine has formally recognised our innovative Family Support Centres as an official part of the country’s child protection system.
  • Double your impact and transform the lives of even more children
    Looking back through our news section, there have been many things to celebrate this year. And it is only with your ongoing help that we will be able to tell more good stories in the year to come.
  • Transforming the lives of children in Latin America
    A powerful article “Out of sight: the orphanages where disabled children are abandoned”, published by The Guardian online this week, highlights the abuse of children with special needs who are confined to an institution in Mexico City. “A dozen children with cerebral palsy lie on thin mattresses on the floor of a spacious room. A […]
  • Children with hearing impairments reunited with their families as specialist institution closes
    We are delighted to report the successful closure of the Institution for Children with Hearing Impairments in Balti, Moldova. Thanks to a close working partnership between Hope and Homes for Children and the local authorities, all the children who were housed in, or attended, the specialist facility are now living fulltime with their biological families […]
  • Celebrating collaboration as the key to closing baby institutions in Bulgaria
    This week, Hope and Homes for Children hosted a national conference in Bulgaria to show how our model of collaboration can help to end the institutional care of babies and children. Since 2012, we have been working closely with the Bulgarian government on their programme to eradicate children’s institutions, with an immediate focus on closing […]
  • Last child leaves Bulgarian orphanage
    We’re delighted to announce that the Zlatica orphanage in Bulgaria has now closed for good after the last child living there – a five-month-old baby girl – left this week. She is now living with a family who can give her the individual love and attention that all children need to thrive and be happy. […]
  • The orphanage where our story began is to close at last
    We’ve just had some wonderful news from our team in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This morning they signed an agreement with the local authorities to close the Bjelave Institution, the largest orphanage in the capital, Sarajevo. Every closure agreement is good news but today’s announcement holds a special significance. Bjelave is the place where the story […]
  • International Women’s Day
    Today is International Women’s Day. To celebrate, and to remember the enormous challenges that women still face around the world, we’d like to share Nuha’s story. Nuha is a single mother who lives in Sudan, with her baby son, Ghassan. These facts alone make her a remarkable woman because, in Sudan, unmarried mothers and their […]
  • Last child leaves Rwandan orphanage
    Wonderful news – the “Home of Hope” orphanage in Kigali is now closed. The last young adult, an 18 year old boy named Nshuti, left the institution last week and is now living with his Godparents. When we began our work with “Home of Hope”, the institution housed 59 children under the age of 17. […]