Why Trauma Care Matters

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TRAUMA CARE: THE HEALING BEGINS HERE Fending for themselves on the streets or in an abusive living environment, most children have experienced trauma when they arrive at the door of an orphanage. Their experiences are so strong in intensity that the pathways in the part of the brain responsible for survival have been…

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Sustainability Committee Chair visits orphanage to track program progress

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This week Judy is meeting with orphanage directors in Santa Cruz to review what has been accomplished in the past few months. She’s also analyzing the program’s strengths and going over opportunities for growth while continuing to equip the staff and youth involved.

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Will you Jump for Hope?

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It’s an adrenaline rush like no other at 14,000 feet in the air! One group is taking the Haven of Hope International “Think Big Dream BIGGER” fundraiser to new heights. Literally. 20 brave men and women will be “Jumping for Hope” off of a plane and free-falling at 120 miles per hour to…

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Desperate need in Pucallpa, Peru

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The conditions are heartbreaking and unbelievable. No child should be left to live in a home with no back wall, a roof falling in, and no running water or electricity. Five children ages 3-12 have called this swampy area “home” for years.

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WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT ORPHANS?

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We often forget that the orphan crisis is worldwide, extending from countries where children are left parentless due to war, disease, and genocide, to our own cities and counties where children are removed from their homes due to drug use, abuse, neglect, or incarceration of the parent(s). In many cases, children become orphans or, as we say, “part of the system” even though they may have one or more parent very much alive.

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Riverside Church Youth goes to Bolivia

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This summer Riverside Church took a team of high school students to Haven of Hope International’s flagship orphanage in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. “This week truly made an impact on my heart that cannot accurately be explained by words. I got to see TRUE joy and insane love that Jesus has for us through…

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Share the Love with Our Hope Heart

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May 1 is Global Love Day and we’re celebrating the day with our “Share the Love” Hope Heart campaign! Global Love Day’s vision is to unite one and all in a celebration of love and compassion. It’s a great way to let everyone know that “Love Belongs with Me.” All throughout the month…

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Planting the Seeds for Global Hope

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Called to serve the nations, Haven of Hope International has launched a Global Hope Expansion campaign with a goal to raise $2 million in donations by December 31, 2020. Break the Cycle of Poverty Your donations are changing the lives of the children living at our flagship orphanage in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. But…

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Hope Internship Program Launches

Haven of Hope International’s Hope Internship Program will launch this April, spearheaded by one of our own Hope Family members! Desiring to serve in a greater capacity, and put her degree in social work into hands-on practice, Alexis Basik will join the Refugio de Esperanza staff and children in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, becoming…

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Fort Myers woman climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise money for orphans

WINK NEWS ARTICLE by Michael Mora Alice Skaff spent mere months training for what would be the greatest challenge of her life. “I took on the challenge to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro,” Skaff said. “That was the most difficult thing I’ve ever done in my life.” Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It…

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