Coronavirus and orphanages

For children in vulnerable families, Coronavirus is not just a health crisis—it places them at urgent risk of losing their loving homes and childhoods to the neglect of an orphanage. You can stop this. Donate now to prevent children losing the safety of home, and ensure the global recovery from Coronavirus is built on the foundations of strong, supported families.

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Latest news

Hope and Homes for Children is at the forefront of a growing global movement to eliminate orphanages globally.


Latest blog posts

  • In support of distance learning
    Children staying away from school to stay safe from Coronavirus instead risk illiteracy and social exclusion. Tsvetan Dimitrov explains how Hope and Homes for Children in Bulgaria are helping students to access education despite the pandemic.
  • A Balkan journey: The catalyst for Hope and Homes for Children
    On the 25th anniversary of the Dayton Accord, which formally ended the Bosnian war in 1995, our founder Mark Cook reflects on how that conflict became the catalyst for Hope and Homes for Children.
  • A day in my life:
    Adnan Vrbanjac, Social Worker
    “Yesterday I was informed that a young man called Nedim, who had spent his childhood in an orphanage, was sleeping on the street… On Monday he is starting a new life.” A day in the life of social worker, Adnan Vrbanjac.
  • My life in ten objects:
    Catherine Isaac, author
    As she prepares for the launch of her new novel, Sunday Times bestselling author Catherine Isaac has been talking to us about the objects that tell the story of her life.

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.

Our work

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.




Transforming childcare systems

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.

Children’s stories

We’re inspired by the courage and resilience of the children we work for. Here are some of their stories.


Upcoming challenges

  • Trek Bosnia
    Unfortunately, this year’s Trek Bosnia challenge has been cancelled. Please do keep checking back for news about our overseas challenge in 2021.
  • Marathon Walk London
    Saturday 4 September 2021
    If running a marathon isn’t for you, join Team Hope this September for a marathon walk around the capital
  • Royal Parks Half Marathon
    Sunday 11 April 2021
    Sunday 10 October 2021
    Hyde Park, London
    Register today to secure your place in one of two half marathons in 2021

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