Ark Jarabacoa Children's Home

Jarabacoa | Dominican Republic

Ark Jarabacoa is our oldest and largest residential care facility and is a loving home for more than 45 children. Children at the Ark have been orphaned or rescued from difficult circumstances and we nurture and provide holistically for each one. As we care for their many physical and emotional needs, we also tell them about the love of Jesus. Our program also helps support approximately 10 older youth who live with families or in transition homes in Jarabacoa. read more »

Carmen DR Ark Jarabacoa

The Fruit of Hope at Ark Jarabacoa 

When I first met Carmen*, she was not in good physical or emotional health, having come from a desperate situation. Extremely malnourished, this very young girl needed help in every possible way, and we welcomed her into our home at the Ark where she has lived most of her life. We are overjoyed that she has grown to be a healthy, energetic, young lady, currently in her junior year of high school. She is hard-working and an excellent student, and was recently one of ten students among thousands to win a national essay contest. Anyone who meets Carmen comes away inspired, and the other children look up to her as a wonderful example. After high school, she plans to attend university and study medicine, and we believe the future will be bright for Carmen!

*name changed to protect privacy

Partner with Ark Jarabacoa

Site Partnership 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 Jarabacoa

Our campus houses orphaned and abandoned children in family-style homes with loving, attentive house parents. In most cases, the kids have been through difficult and painful circumstances before coming to us, and we count it a privilege to give them a safe place to live and recover from their traumatic pasts.

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