At Haven of Hope International, we believe that every child has a destiny to fulfill.  Without family support, that is nearly impossible. We believe that our model has established a true “Haven of Hope” that will provide children the opportunity that every child deserves.

Our goal is to partner with existing orphanages to help them provide an environment for children rescued from poverty, abuse and abandonment to flourish. A place they can feel valued, loved and be restored so they can dream and ultimately fulfill those dreams. This model can be found at our flagship orphanage, Haven of Hope Orphanage in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, established in January 2004. Our desire is to break the cycle of poverty and abuse by equipping those previously destined for failure, with the tools to be destined for success.

Haven of Hope International is committed to supporting the staff on the ground so they can provide the best possible experience for the children; a family atmosphere that fosters true restoration and growth, physically, spiritually and emotionally.


Sustainable orphanages raising up a generation to positively impact the world.


Strengthen and empower orphanages to rescue, love, restore, and equip the abused and abandoned children they serve.


Christ-Centered, Compassionate, Integrity, Excellence, Leadership, Development Empowerment. Sustainability, Teamwork.

These Children Need A Haven of Hope

There are an estimated 153 million children worldwide that are orphaned, and the number is increasing. This doesn’t include the children that are abandoned or abused who are left to fend for themselves on the streets. Orphanages are the last line of defense for these children, and they are often in need of rescue themselves. Haven of Hope International partners with orphanages to break the cycle of poverty and abuse by maximizing their efforts in rescuing, loving, restoring and equipping.

Board of Directors

Brian Basik, Board Chair/Governance and Marketing Committees

Krista Carey, Finance Committee

Gayle Morici, Programs Committee

Jeffrey Basik, Treasurer/Fundraising Committee

Beth Morford, Mission Trip Committee


Gayle Morici, Vocation/Transition Committee

Judy Cutler-Teeven, Sustainability Committee

Susan Dawson, Fundraising Committee

 Staff/Corporate Office

Alice Skaff, Founder, President

Angela Bryan, Director of Sponsorship & Child Development

Gladys Jimenez de Aldana, Flagship Orphanage Director

Cathy Trentini de Guevara, Onsite Director of Youth Development

“For I know the plans I have for you.” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”