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
  • Ivan’s Story
    Ivan’s mother, Galina, describes her youngest son as a sweet and gentle boy. It’s much easier for them both to show their affection for each other now that they have a safe place to live. 
  • Lorette’s Story
    An accident when she was just seven condemned Lorette to a lonely childhood in a series of Rwandan orphanages. The last of these was the Gahanga institution for children with disabilities in Kigali, which Hope and Homes for Children is now working to close. Lorette spent 12 years surviving in appalling conditions there, but today she is free. With our support Lorette is now studying at University and building an independent life for herself. This is her story.
  • Dima’s Story
    Dima is an outgoing 14-year-old who takes an interest in the world around him. For most of his childhood though, no one took any interest in him.
  • Escaping slavery to stay together – Katya and Masha’s story
    Living on the streets with a baby to care for, Katya desperately sought help. The ‘help’ turned out to be a slavery operation that kept her daughter imprisoned and sent her back onto the streets to beg.

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