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.


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News, views, stories and debate from the Hope and Homes for Children family.

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.

Work with us

Work with us

Hope and Homes for Children is at the forefront of a growing movement to eradicate orphanages globally and we need you to join us.

To achieve our vision we need remarkable people who share our values of Excellence, Courage and Integrity and are at the top of their game. The children we exist to serve deserve nothing less. In return you’ll be part of a team of passionate, talented and motivated people who are utterly committed to changing the world.


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You are about to do something amazing. The money you donate will transform the lives of children around the world and bring us closer to a day where every child grows up in a loving, stable family. Thank you.

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