Right now, more than 1,100 boys and girls are locked up behind bars and barbed wire in Honduras and El Salvador. Nearly all suffer from extreme poverty, broken families, abandonment, violence or abuse. These youth say they have one desire – for an adult finally to believe in them and help them find God’s plan and purpose for their life.
Here at Orphan Helpers, our goal is to make sure abandoned children and incarcerated youth have someone to mentor and guide them. We want to teach them the skills they’ll need to succeed.
Inside the government-run centers, our Success Academies provide instruction on life skills, leadership, and spiritual growth. Today, nearly 20% of the youth in the centers are involved in Success Academies.
Once they’re released from the centers, our Success Coaches provide guidance and assistance to the youth during the critical transition back to society. The Success Coaches identify opportunities in the community and assist youth in accessing resources, such as continuing education, job opportunities, churches, transitional homes, and other services.
This work is made possible by kind donors who give generously, teachers who serve sacrificially, and the Lord who blesses abundantly. Your generosity is crucial. It will provide youth with life skills training, counseling services, Bible studies, and vocational education to help them achieve success.
Please help us equip them, give them a new vision for their future, and impact their life story while we still have the opportunity to reach them!
Orphan Helpers Executive Director
The stories on our blog and in our videos tell about young people whose lives have been transformed since Orphan Helpers started work in 2000. These are just some of the success stories where Today’s Orphans have become Tomorrow’s Helpers!