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. Children already confined to orphanages are facing increased levels of abuse, harm and infection due to staff shortages. These children are voiceless, forgotten and need your help now.

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  • Navenka and Minel

    We’re working tirelessly to keep families together and protect children. We must ensure that orphanages are never a solution—neither now, nor in the recovery from this pandemic.

    Our response to Coronavirus

  • Mark Waddington

    Our Chief Executive, Mark Waddington CBE, has written to supporters explaining how we plan to overcome the challenges of Coronavirus—and how they can help.

    Read Mark’s letter


Latest news

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


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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 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

  • The 2.6 Challenge
    From 26 April 2020
    Be a Home Hero and raise funds from your very own living room, bedroom, balcony or garden
  • 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
    19 September 2020
    If running a marathon isn’t for you, then join Team Hope this September for a marathon WALK around our capital city
  • Royal Parks Half Marathon
    11 October 2020
    Hyde Park, London
    Register today to secure your place in this iconic half marathon in 2020

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