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.

Stories

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

Stories
  • The right help, at the right time: Radion’s story from Ukraine
    Without the right help at the right time, made possible by your generous support, Radion was in danger of spending his childhood confined to a loveless institution. Instead, he’s free to enjoy the adventure of growing up with a mum and brothers to love and protect him.
  • Jacinta’s Story from India: “If I am educated, I can do anything I want”
    Jacinta had dropped out of school to help her family earn enough to support her. She was at great risk of being sent to live in an orphanage, to keep her safe from the traffickers who prey on young girls in Jharkhand in India. Read about our work in India.
  • Celebrating Women: Grace and her triplets (with video)
    Around the world, March 8 is recognized as International Women’s Day. This week we celebrate the women whose acts of courage and determination have kept their families together, and their children free to grow up in the family; not in an orphanage. Read Grace's story.
  • Celebrating Women: Nduwayo and Mugabo’s story
    This week we celebrate the women whose acts of courage and determination have kept their families together, and their children free to grow up in the love and safety of a family; not in an orphanage. Read Nduwayo's story.

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