What does The Hope Effect do?
The Hope Effect is a nonprofit organization changing how the world cares for orphans by implementing innovative family-based solutions. We facilitate family-style care that provides opportunity for each child to flourish and thrive in a family environment.
Access to health, dental, and social care is provided while each child is prepared for the future through education, responsibility, support and the loving structure that parents were designed to give.
But we can’t do it alone! Our generous supporters make it all possible…and we empower individuals with the choice to direct 100% of the dollars given or raised to provide family-style care for orphaned children.
And we love to share the impact our donors are having around the world! We provide updates and photos that show how and where donations are being used…and the difference they’re making in the lives of children. We are passionate about connecting those who give to the communities they’ve changed.
Who started The Hope Effect?
The Hope Effect was founded by Joshua Becker and Joe Darago. Friends since college, their hearts beat for similar passions.
Why orphan care?
UNICEF estimates there are 18 million children worldwide who have lost both parents. This number does not include the 8 million orphans living in orphanages or the millions of invisible children living on the streets, trafficked, or forced into combat.
Many people believe the orphan crisis is being adequately addressed… but the facts tell a different story. There is growing research on the damaging effects of traditional, institutional orphan care.
When children do not receive adequate personal interaction within a loving environment, development is stunted and learning abilities are delayed or lost. Many orphanages are simply unaware of the damaging physical and psychological impact institutional care has on children. Many kids age out only to face a future of crime, prostitution, or trafficking.
The Hope Effect is changing orphan care by providing solutions that mimic the family.
Where can I get information on The Hope Effect financials?
Our financial records are prepared by Monica J. Sterns, CPA in Phoenix, Arizona. The Hope Effect would be happy to provide 990 forms upon request. Simply email Christine for more information.
What is The Hope Effect’s 100% model?
At The Hope Effect, we know that when you make a donation, you want your money to be used for the reason it was given. So you can choose how to direct your donation!
You can put 100% of your donation directly into a specific orphan care project – getting kids into families and providing quality nutrition, education, and health care. Or, you can choose to support the awesome team of people who work hard to make it happen – helping with our “behind the scenes” expenses.
Not sure which option to choose? No problem – we can help with that! Just let us know you’d like us to direct your gift to the area that currently has the biggest need. We appreciate your gift, and you can be confident it will help make a difference!
Where in the world does The Hope Effect work?
The Hope Effect is currently working in four locations to pioneer or expand family-style orphan care: Siguatepeque, Honduras; Santa Rosa de Copán, Honduras; San Luis Río Colorado, Mexico; and Chihuahua, Mexico.
Exciting things are happening in each of these unique locations! Check out our projects page to get the latest and greatest information on these efforts!
How do you choose the countries in which to work?
We work with partners around the world to assess and determine communities in need of new orphan care solutions. We choose the countries where we work based on current orphan care conditions, political stability, and the availability of strong local partnerships.
How can I sign up for The Hope Effect emails?
We’re excited to add inspiration to your inbox! Sign up for our email list here.
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