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To create a global network to fund, pilot and develop local initiatives that serve children in desperate situations worldwide. We promote alternatives to institutionalized settings and prevent the abandonment of children. Read more
To create a global network to fund, pilot and develop local initiatives that serve children in desperate situations worldwide. We promote alternatives to institutionalized settings and prevent the abandonment of children.
Our Vision:For all children to be loved, honored, nurtured, educated, and protected in a family environmentOur Strategy:1. To promote family-based care alternatives to institutionalized settings such as:A. Family style group homesB. Professional, rehabilitative, transitional foster care programsC. Residential life skills training centers that prepare young adults for life outside of institutions2. To offer local prevention and intervention services for families at risk of abandoning their children including:A. Maternal care services and pregnancy counseling programsB. Facilitating re-integration into the biological familyC. Providing quality day care for children of impoverished familiesD. Creating community resource centers that offer family services while promoting the healthy development of children through health, education, and psychosocial services and activities.3. To provide training for professional and primary care givers who offer children:A. Re-habilitation services (physical, occupational, behavioral, social, and emotional)B. Child-centered educationC. Healthy and cost-effective nutritionD. Quality healthcare4. To have families participate as a global family committed to contributing to children around the world through:A. Families participating in Children of the World teams and global family fund raising events B. Families contributing to the Children of the World Family Plan, a monthly contribution programC. Families pooling their resources through family endowments and corporate contributions