Always family. Never 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.


    Children in orphanages are often subject to high levels of abuse and neglect. They live in a world without love.


    Orphanages actively contribute to family separation by providing a one-size-fits-all response to deeper societal problems, which are left unaddressed.


    Orphanages do not care for orphan children. There are 8 million children across the world confined to institutions. Over 80% of them are not orphans.

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.




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

Transforming child-care 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.

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:



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


Upcoming challenges

There are loads of ways for you to join our global movement and help transform the lives of the 8 million children confined to orphanages around the world. Why not undertake a challenge? Whatever you decide to do, we think you are amazing!

  • Royal Parks Half Marathon
    13 October 2019
    Hyde Park, London
    Discover how you can register your interest for Royal Parks Half Marathon 2020.
  • Canary Wharf Rowathon
    Thursday 7 November 2019
    East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, London
    Join us for this exhilarating, indoor rowing challenge in the heart of Canary Wharf’s iconic towers.
  • Bath Half Marathon
    15 March 2020
    Bath, Somerset
    The ‘Bath Half’ as it is affectionately known, is one of the most popular and longest established mass-participation running events in the UK, one of the leading warm-up races for the London Marathon and the largest single day fundraising event in the South West.
  • Trek Bosnia
    12 – 19 September 2020
    Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro
    Are your boots made for walking? Then join us on this incredible Balkan adventure. Our route will take us into the heart of the stunning Dinaric Alps and the primeval forests of the Sutjeska National Park.

Upcoming events

  • Many Happy Returns Ball
    16 November 2019
    Alrewas Hayes, Alrewas
    Join us at The Many Happy Returns Ball to help celebrate Hope and Homes for Children's 25th Birthday
  • Swapping Seats
    22 November 2019
    Royal Horseguards Hotel, London
    An exclusive event over lunch in the historic surroundings of the former home of William Gladstone’s beloved Liberal Party. Guests will get to witness some of the country’s leading political peers and journalists go head to head.
  • 25th Anniversary Christmas Carol Concert
    4 December 2019
    St Mary Abbots Church, Kensington
    An enchanting celebration of Christmas featuring ever-popular choral classics and a variety of professional performances, including a special performance from Katie Melua.

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