Our story

Hope and Homes for Children was the creation of two extraordinary individuals who believed that every child had the right to grow up in a loving family. Today, the organisation that Mark and Caroline Cook started at their kitchen table in Wiltshire in 1994, is at the forefront of a growing global movement to eliminate the institutional care of children

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  • Our mission

    to be the catalyst for the global elimination of institutional care for children.

    Our vision

    a world in which children no longer suffer institutional care.


Our people

Hope and Homes for Children consists of committed individuals—employees, volunteers, supporters and partners—who are bound by one purpose: the elimination of institutional care of children.

  • Founders

    Hope and Homes for Children exists because of the energy, courage and conviction of our founders, Mark and Caroline Cook.

  • Executive Leaders

    Our Executive Leaders manage and lead the team to fulfil our mission.

  • Patrons

    Our Patrons play a vital role in raising funds and awareness for our work.

  • Trustees

    Our Trustees govern the charity and direct how it is managed and run.

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Please note that we take great care to consider how we and when we contact you and your personal information is treated with the utmost concern in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and all other data protection law. You can view our privacy policy here hopeandhomes.org/privacy or you can request a copy by emailing dataprotection@hopeandhomes.org. We will never share your data with any other organisation (unless they are working on our behalf). Thank you.