In 1984, a Dominican couple was burdened to provide an education to the poorest children in their region. This small beginning eventually grew to include family-style residential homes where needy children could be cared for physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Loving Christian house parents serve as healthy role models and help the children feel safe and secure. read more »
Many children we serve are Haitian and have come to Dominican Republic while their families search for work and better opportunities. However, many Haitians face intense discrimination and hardship. Rachel* is from a Haitian family and has attended our school since she was five years old. A strong temperament and anger issues caused her to get in fights, fail first and second grades, and show a lack of respect to her teachers. Several times she was sent to the school psychologist to help her learn positive behavior and healthy personal interaction.
We are overjoyed to see such wonderful changes in Rachel over the past two years! Not only is she performing well in school, but she is responsible, respectful, and building healthy relationships with her peers. Most importantly, she made the decision to follow Jesus, the One who gives her true hope for the future. Rachel says that she would like to attend college after graduating from our program, and we pray that she will influence her family, community, and the world with the good news of Jesus.
*name changed to protect privacy
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.
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.