Transforming systems. Changing lives.

Hope and Homes for Children is a global expert in the field of deinstitutionalisation. By closing institutions, supporting children into loving, stable families and working with governments to tackle the root causes of family breakdown, we are working towards a day where orphanages have been eradicated for good.

Global impact

Countries of operation
Countries of influence
Former countries of operation

How we work

Hope and Homes for Children is working alongside governments and civil society organisations in over 30 countries to dismantle orphanage-based care systems. Our transformation model is driving reform and laying the foundations for long-lasting change.

  • Political Will

    We work with political leaders to create the environment for comprehensive and sustainable reform.

  • Know-How

    Through pioneering closures and training of child protection professionals and policy makers we build know-how in country.

  • Social Workforce

    We work with governments and civil society organisations to build a strong, educated national social workforce.

  • Resources

    We create the right conditions for multilateral funders to invest in the transition to family-based care systems.

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Stories

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

All stories
  • 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.
  • Nothing Compares to Family Life: Sylvia’s Story
    As she cleared up the dishes, Rhinah heard a noise from the back yard. Peering out into the semi-darkness from the kitchen window, she could just make out a small bundle, lying on the ground at the edge of her property. She heard another cry and ran outside to investigate. When she unwrapped the bundle she discovered a tiny baby girl; Sylvia, then just a few days old.
  • 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.

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