Saving Kids from
living on the streets.
$35 a month will support the growth
and development of street children
and orphans in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
There are currently over 150 children in need of sponsorship. For just $35 per month, you can sponsor a child in the Hope for the Hopeless program. Your sponsorship provides the child with food, clothing, discipleship and other basic necessities, education and medical care. Your sponsorship of a child also helps to protect the family and community in which the child lives.
You can literally change the life of a child.
Hope for the Hopeless is a child development program in Ethiopia.
Sponsoring a child for $35 a month gives a future to an orphan and gets them off the street.
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The Hope for the Hopeless Program:
Hope for the Hopeless is a child development program to support the growth and development of street children and orphans in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The program is comprised of a rescue center for street children (Drop-In Center), a residential orphanage and long-term foster care homes where hundreds of children can:
• Feel safe and secure • Learn to trust again • Learn the truth of Jesus Christ
• Receive food and clothing • Receive education • Receive basic medical care
The Drop-In Center (Street Home)
Located in the capital city of Addis Ababa, the Hope for the Hopeless Drop-In Center serves as a place of short-term safety for the city’s street children. They can receive a shower, a meal and clean clothes. Some children are motivated to stay and commit to leaving behind the habits learned while living on the streets. At this point they begin the long journey of healing from the grief and trauma they have already experienced in their short lives.
The process of restoration of hope begins in this small facility where they receive counseling, skill development, education, medical care and nurturing in a safe and supportive environment. Orphan status is verified and attempts are made to re-unite the children with extended family. The children begin learning the truth of Jesus Christ through chapel services and devotionals. If reunification with family is unsuccessful, the children will move to the orphanage in Sululta when they have demonstrated readiness to thrive in that environment.
Hope for the Hopeless Boarding School/Orphanage
The orphanage is located outside the city of Addis Ababa in the beautiful countryside of Sululta, Ethiopia. Currently housing 45 children ages 6 - 17, the 7-acre property allows the children to live in a peaceful setting where they can continue their growth and healing. They learn to trust and love again with the help of the committed and compassionate staff.
The children are enrolled in school and are transported to the nearest educational facility that is taught in their language.
Foster Care Program
The foster care program attempts to locate local Ethiopian families who are willing to assume the care of an orphaned child. Finding Christian families who are capable of caring for an additional child proves difficult, even with financial support through sponsorship of the child. Despite the difficulties in locating willing families, there are over 300 children currently in foster care facilitated and supported by Hope for the Hopeless. These children are periodically visited and monitored by the staff to ensure an appropriate living situation.