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 eradicated 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.

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Stories

We’re inspired by the courage and resilience of the children we work for. Read their stories here:

All stories
  • Nikita is now in a family “His sadness was transformed into happiness”
    By the end of the year, our specialist team in Moldova, had succeeded in matching Nikita with a caring couple who are experienced foster parents. “His sadness was transformed into happiness” says Livia.
  • Jonathan’s story: think before orphanage volunteering
    Jonathan was five-years-old when he arrived at the orphanage in Western Uganda. Watch this video to find out more about Jonathan’s story. Listen as he describes what it was like to live in an orphanage, to be visited by voluntourists from the UK and what happened when, at the age of 17, he was asked to leave the orphanage because he was no longer “useful” to attract donations.
  • No comfort, no joy for Nikita this Christmas
    Nikita has only just turned four but he will have no one to help him hang up his stocking or decorate a tree this Christmas.
  • Now this orphanage is closed, 41 babies and toddlers have families to love them
    This is the Yambol orphanage in Bulgaria – an institution for children under the age of three. In 2016, when Hope and Homes for Children began work to close the facility, 41 babies and toddlers were struggling to survive here without any of the love and individual care all young children so desperately need. Our […]

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