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Institute for Children's Aid (ICA) dba, began in 1990 with its principle office in California. ICA was built on the foundation of Hospitality and Sanctuary seeking to be a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves believing that all life is sacres.
ICA's mission is to:
Promote and secure th emotional, spiritual and physical welfare of children who have been victimized, abandoned or persecuted, found in the streets, war zones, government run institutions, refugee cammps or family homes.
Actively engage in providing immigration and refugee resettlement services to those fleeing persecution, war, oppression and poverty.
To provide an environment of peaceful and humanitarian exchange to foreign students and those who go abroad.
To offer an environment where hard working artisans can be paid a fair wage and be given the dignity of self determination through fair trade.
To provide opportunities for orphans to experience culture and sense of family with camps to America and in their country.
To widen the horizons of Americans by sending them to foreign countries to experience differing cultures through a myriad of work projects, camps and activities.
Maintain a Hague compliant licensed child placement agency under a different name in accordance with the laws of the State of Calfironia in order to provide termporal foster care and adoptive placement.
Maintain several programs to enhance ICA's mission which is not limited to but includes immigration and refugee resettlement services; foreign student exchange program; fair trade; cultural camps; mission programs and tours, and other social service programs.
ICA believes in the sanctity of life in that all children born and unborn are valued and uniquely made. Our overriding mission is to offer children HOPE in the love and compassion of Jesus Christ. HOPE for basic needs. HOPE for an education and bright future. HOPE to a home in a family they can call their own. This mission is fullfulled through adoption, foster care, humanitarian and, counseling and support.
Non-profit, licensed adoption and foster family agency providing the adoptive triad (birth Parents, adoptive parents, and children) with campassionage and caring services.
Foster family agency, providing loving support and comfort to abused and neglected children, by way of mentoring programs, reunification services and respite care.
Humanitarian aid agency; providing compassion and relief services to foreign and domestic orphanages as well as the children in domestic residential facilities. Relief services include goods delivered as well as foreign exvhange programs, transition homes and micro businesses.
Counseling and support center; providing support groups and counseling services for birth parents, adopted children, adoptive parents, foster children and foster parents that is staffed by qualified well-trained Christian professionals.
Family training center providing classes to prepare the adoptive and foster families for the special development or emotional challenges that accompany children from institutional care. We provide ongoing support for the adoptive family and the children they are parenting including support groups and pre and post placement.
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