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

     

Transforming systems. Changing lives.

Hope and Homes for Children is a global expert in the field of deinstitutionalisation. By closing institutions, supporting children into loving, stable families and working with governments to tackle the root causes of family breakdown, we are working towards a day where orphanages have been eliminated for good.

Global impact

Countries of operation
Countries of influence
Former countries of operation

How we work

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.

  • Political Will

    We work with political leaders to create the environment for comprehensive and sustainable reform.

  • Know-How

    Through pioneering closures and training of child protection professionals and policy makers we build know-how in country.

  • Social Workforce

    We work with governments and civil society organisations to build a strong, educated national social workforce.

  • Resources

    We create the right conditions for multilateral funders to invest in the transition to family-based care systems.

Children’s stories

We’re inspired by the courage and resilience of the children we work for. Here are some of their stories.

Stories

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