Changing the world -one child at a time - Saving Kids from living on the streets.
The Drop-In Center has a short-term transition program providing a safe home, food, counseling, and spiritual direction to street children. They work to heal, return to school, and develop skills to live in a family environment.
The Boarding School cares for children ages preschool to 17. They receive schooling, medical care, room and board, and spiritual nurture. The school mainstreams the HFH children as well as serves community children.
The Bethel Group Home provides a home environment targeted to older children while they complete their high school educations. They are prepared for independent living either while getting further education or to get a stable job.
Foster Homes are set up and monitored to raise the children in a family environment. HFH provides food as well as ensures medical care and schooling. Foster families receive enough food to supplement the entire family. The majority of HFH children live in Foster Homes.
Pastor Surafel Gebretsadik was born and raised in Ethiopia. His ministry began during the Derg’s communist reign in Ethiopia (1974-1989). He was imprisoned four times for practicing and preaching the message of Jesus Christ and finally fled Ethiopia as a refugee. He eventually made his way to America where he has been granted citizenship and began his family.
When the communist government in Ethiopia fell, Pastor Surafel was able to return to Ethiopia. “My heart never left Ethiopia,” he says. He continues to return to his homeland to “do God’s work and help God’s children.” He established Hope for the Hopeless in 1993 to fulfill God’s commandment to care for orphans.
In addition to the work that Surafel continues at Hope for the Hopeless, he serves as Pastor for a local Ethiopian church in Phoenix, AZ and coordinates the refugee program there. He also conducts HIV/AIDS training for pastors in Ethiopia and continues to preach and live the gospel. Contact Pastor Surafel - 602.487.9810
Our staff at Hope for the Hopeless
provides a loving environment for the children daily. Many have been there since the first facility was opened. We are so thankful for each one of them. All our staff have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and seek to make Him priority in their lives.
The staff is committed to seeing our children grow both physically and spiritually. They desire for each child to become all that God has created them to be. Each child is unique and so is each staff member.
Please pray with us as our staff seeks to meet the needs of the children and point them to their Heavenly Father. Consider sponsoring a member of the staff.
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Founder and Executive Director of Hope for the Hopeless, Pastor Surafel Gebretsadik, traveled back to Ethiopia this month to check on our children, staff, and facilities. He was also drawn to the extreme need presented by the ongoing civil war in Ethiopia. He traveled to the Gondar region in the North East of the country near the conflict area. (This is 12 hours and several hundred miles from Addis and areas of our facilities.)
The area was having torrential rains and was unexpectedly cold. A UN camp has been erected there to accommodate 62,000 displaced Ethiopians from that region. Tents about 10x20’ have been erected with each housing over 10 families. Pastor Surafel reports that the unstable conditions are dire.
Please read about it in the August and Nov/Dec 2022 Newsletters below.
January 2019 - 25 Years of Hope!
January 2019 25 years of Hope (pdf)Download
March 2109 Newsletter (pdf)Download
Hope for the Hopeless June 2019 Newsletter PDF (pdf)Download
Thank you Sponsors Gena- Christmas January 2020 (pdf)Download
Check out our updated Web Site February 2020 (pdf)Download
Dear Sponsors of Hope - March 2020 (pdf)Download
Health Update May 2020 (pdf)Download
August Update August 2020 (pdf)Download
November 2020 (pdf)Download
January 2021 (pdf)Download
December 2021 - Opening the Medical Clinic and time of need (pdf)Download
August 2022_H4H_Surafel_travel_to_Ethiopia_2 (pdf)Download
Nov/Dec 2022_save_1000_children (pdf)Download