Around the world, poverty is tearing families apart, leaving countless children to grow up in so-called orphanages. Children in orphanages are separated from their families, isolated from the world, and often abused.
Poor Growth & Learning
For every three months in an orphanage, a child falls behind one month in their development.
The risk of violence is 6 x higher and the risk of sexual abuse is 3.5 x higher for a child in an institution, that in a family.
Long Term Harm
Once adults, 1 in 3 become Homeless; 1 in 5 have a Criminal Record; 1 in 7 become involved in Sex Work; 1 in 10 Commit Suicide.
But there is a better way.
80% of children in orphanages have parents. many have extended family
At Home Free we envision a world free of orphanages, where every child grows up with the love and security of family.
We keep families together, reunite children with their parents, and find loving foster families for children with no family of their own.