Ark Constanza Children's Home and School

Constanza | Dominican Republic

In the valley town of Constanza, our home and school stand as a beacon of hope to needy and vulnerable children. In family-style homes, 40 children and youth who were orphaned or abandoned have found a safe, loving place to grow and thrive. And our school functions as a second home to nearly 200 students from the local community. read more »

Lola at Constanza

The Fruit of Hope at Ark Constanza

Lola* comes from a dysfunctional family where she learned that the best way to survive is to run away, fight, or cry uncontrollably. Her family didn’t have the skills or tools needed to understand how unstable the situation was or how to change it. We also noticed that Lola struggled to manage her fears or frustrations without hurting others. But through the social/emotional trauma care program at school, she now has safe adults that she can go to when she has a problem.

Lola now visits with an assigned adult several times a day to see how she is doing emotionally, and to talk through any problematic situations and how to resolve them. And she knows that she can ask to leave her classroom and find a safe adult in any emergency that arises. Lola has very sensitive hearing due to some chronic ear infections, and our staff was able to recognize that this was affecting her, causing more outbursts. Noise-blocking headphones have allowed her to stay in the classroom successfully, and she is improving daily. It’s amazing to see the difference that happens when a child in need receives truly personalized care and love!

Partner with Ark Constanza

Site Partnership also allows for services that reach beyond the basics of what Child Sponsorship provides, supplying resources for trauma training and therapy, nutritionists, social workers, educational counselors, discipleship, and more.

Life at Ark Constanza

Nearly 40 children live at Ark Constanza, where they are loved and cared for in family-style homes. These kids were either orphaned or abandoned and needed a safe, stable place to live. House parents lovingly care for their needs all day long, whether those needs are physical, emotional, or spiritual.

How Kids Alive Cares for the Children

Rescuing Children

  • Caring for orphans and children in family-style settings
  • Providing Christian caregivers
  • Addressing physical, spiritual, and emotional needs

Giving the Gift of Education

  • Meeting individualized academic needs
  • Providing educational guidance
  • Encouraging secondary education and vocational training

Strengthening Communities

  • Meeting community needs to build strong ties
  • Addressing health care and disease prevention
  • Creating micro-enterprise solutions for economic development