Put children at the top of your list


For every two covid deaths, one child becomes a covid orphan.


As countries plan their recovery from covid, vulnerable children are being forgotten. At risk of exploitation, trafficking and life in an orphanage—they are falling to the bottom of everyone’s list. Except ours.

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Latest blog posts

  • Financing families is the future
    The pandemic has forced us to find new and different ways to approach many issues. New EU policies and funding regulations that promote the transition from institutions to family and community-based care were published earlier this year. Hope and Homes for Children's Director of Global Advocacy, Michela Costa, asks - is this the start of the fightback against orphanage care?
  • Our legacy in Bosnia
    As we prepare to hand over operations in Bosnia, long-time colleague and Head of Supporter Experience Joe Sutton reflects on our achievements in the place which gave birth to Hope and Homes for Children.
  • Thank You Thursday:
    Henrietta Caledon’s Book
    Henrietta Caledon talks about the children's book she has written to raise money for Hope and Homes for Children, and why she supports what we do.
  • Covid orphans: Why orphanages are not the answer
    Kristen Cheney explains why we must learn lessons from past humanitarian responses to protect the growing number of children who have lost caregivers in the aftermath of Covid.

Future Gifts and cards

Our selection of Future Gifts and cards is now available to buy online. Every purchase helps to give even more children the one thing they want and need most in the world: a family to love them.

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Latest news

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

  • Swapping Seats: A thrilling debate for a good cause
    After a brief hiatus in 2020, Hope and Homes for Children were thrilled to host our fifth Swapping Seats fundraising event on Friday 19th November. This exclusive, fast-paced event saw the country’s leading Peers and Journalists go head-to-head in a gladiatorial contest with a twist; for one day only, it’s the journalists taking to the hot seat!  
  • Time for EU Member States to commit to the EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child
    On 7 October 2021, the Council of the EU, comprised of representatives of EU Member States, failed to reach an agreement on adopting Council Conclusions in support of the EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child. Hope and Homes for Children, along with 17 other civil society organisations advocating for children’s rights, are hugely disappointed in this apparent lack of commitment to the rights of children in and outside the EU.
  • A worrisome U-turn on ending the institutionalisation of children in Ukraine
    Alongside 7 other organisations, we are calling on Ukraine to reverse an order which backtracks on their previous commitments to end the institutionalisation of children.
  • “Put the money where the love is”
    Reflections on the UN Day of General Discussion
    We are calling on the UN to make recommendations on care reform with one voice. It is a chance to offer unified, contemporary, and compelling guidance on the ultimate goal of care reform and the best process to achieve it.  

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 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 families we work with. Here are some of their stories.


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