The Kids Alive Difference
Kids Alive International takes a unique approach to caring for needy children around the world.
Many children we help are orphans or abandoned children in great need. And we do much more than provide food and shelter. We invest in every part of a child’s life – bringing him or her into a “family” with other children, under the care of committed Christian house parents.
In that family-style environment we can provide safety, social stability, education, hope for a productive life and – most importantly – the Christian witness and encouragement needed to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
In all our ministries we seek to:
- Rescue vulnerable children, especially those orphaned and abandoned.
- Break the cycle of poverty by creating hope and practical opportunities for a better life.
- Provide for spiritual needs by sharing the transforming power of Jesus Christ.
- Restore communities, helping children and whole villages by encouraging leadership and self-reliance.
In these ways, we seek to have the children in our care become responsible adult citizens – the people God wants them to be – through five major types of ministry outreach:
Residential Homes. Kids Alive provides homes for orphans and abandoned children, creating family units of “brothers and sisters” with their own Christian house parents.
Care Centers. Through our Care Centers, Kids Alive is able to supply many of the services provided in our residential homes – food, medical care, Christian witness and education – to many more children who are not full-time residents.
Schools. Education gives our residential home children a more promising future, and it’s also a way Kids Alive can bring opportunity and hope to other children in the wider communities where we work.
Advanced Education. Many of our residential and school children show the abilities to continue in their education. Whenever possible, we assist these teens to finish high school and beyond.
Medical Clinics. Basic medical care is a primary need, so Kids Alive has built clinics in some of the places where we serve, both for our residential children and for others in local communities.
Specialized Community Outreach. Kids Alive sometimes addresses special needs requiring tailored ministry approaches – such as relief responses, programs to help street kids in larger cities, or supporting single mothers or grandmothers as they care for their children or grandchildren.
Keeping Families Together. The Keeping Families Together initiative allows Kids Alive to reach out and help many more starving children…right in their own home! We provide support to a poor single parent, grandparent or other relative, caring for their child or grandchild, by caring for the needs of the child and family.