Children’s HopeChest exists to glorify God by releasing the potential of orphaned and vulnerable children and their communities through partnerships that cultivate holistic transformation and sustainability.
Stabilizing Vulnerable Children: The first step of the Survive phase is to ensure that a community has access to the resources
needed for daily life.
Equipping Children & Communities For Future Success: The Thrive phase focuses on equipping vulnerable children and
communities for future success.
Expanding from individual child development to community development: The Success phase begins to address and reduce the systemic issues that have caused long-term poverty.
Partnerships are key to the success of our Community-to-Community model.
Every partnership into which we enter is long-term, a minimum of 5 years.
By committing to this process, you will witness firsthand the power of asset-based, holistic community transformation!
Not only will you see a community overseas be transformed, your community here will also be transformed.
Basic needs such as food, water, shelter, clothing and healthcare are the first priorities addressed when engaging with a community in need. These most basic needs are met through child sponsorship and the programs set in place by Children’s HopeChest, which vary from community to community.
Christian counseling and mentoring is an important aspect of the survival strategy. Regular discipleship classes are a part of every community we partner with, and the relationships formed with sponsors help place God’s value on the orphaned and vulnerable children in these communities.
Orphaned and vulnerable children crave a sense of “family” and the love and care that comes with being a part of a family unit. Our survival strategy focuses on helping to meet that need with consistent caregivers and staff, and the ongoing love and support of a relationship with a sponsor community.
Equipping Children and Communities for Future Success
Involvement during the “thrive” phase is designed to strengthen, solidify, and build off of the progress already made during the “survive” phase. During this phase, formal vocational, life skills training, and other educational training takes place to emphasize learning opportunities for the orphaned and vulnerable children in each community.
Addressing and Reducing Systematic Issues
Children and the communities in which they live move on to establish household and livelihood security during the “succeed” phase. Activities broaden to include programming that helps young men and women make the complex transition from orphaned or vulnerable child to whole and successful adult.
Income Generating Activities
Sustaining the progress made through all phases is solidified through Income Generating Activities that help provide a consistent source of income
for the community.