- Children & Youth
Location12290 Voyager ParkwayColorado Springs, CO 80921 United States
Releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name. Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.
Compassion International ("CI") is an evangelical Christian child development ministry dedicated to addressing the needs of children around the world. More than a relief program, CI focuses on the real life needs of children spiritually, physically, economically and socially. CI's programs provide tangible benefits such as education, health monitoring and food when necessary, as well as developmental opportunities that can include formal schooling, skills training, health education, presenting of the Gospel, and motivation to acquire meaningful social skills. CI was founded in 1952 by Everett Swanson with the inspiration by Jesus' words in Matthew 15:32, "I have compassion on the multitude. I will not send them away hungry,". CI is a nonprofit organization and contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. In addition, it is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (EFCA).