Meet Maria Fernanda, Our Future of Hope Child!

PHOTO: Maria and her brother, Rudy Maria Fernanda is in her senior year of high school and is a role model of hard work and determination: making and selling chocolates, tutoring the younger girls at Haven of Hope, studying cosmetology as part of the HOH Transition Program and putting her newly-learned skills to…

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To benefit orphans, Haven of Hope founder to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

fortmyers.floridaweekly.com/articles/to-benefit-orphans-haven-of-hope-founder-to-climb-mt-kilimanjaro/ By Florida Weekly Staff | on August 22, 2018 SKAFF Children growing up without parents in impoverished nations face a challenge as imposing as any mountain. Haven of Hope International founder Alice Skaff plans to climb to the 19,341-foot summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in October to bring awareness to the plight of…

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Climbing a Mountain to Raise $175,000 for our Ministry Work. Here’s why.

Less than 1% of us will ever be adopted.  The orphanages and foster homes that take us in often struggle to provide us food, shelter and safety. Every 3 seconds we “age out” and leave the only home we have known.  Without life and vocatonal skills, 60% of us will return to a…

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Programs make progress as people get involved

Many thanks to Judy Teeven who heads up our Sustainability Program, and the folks who quickly jumped on board to help us launch Phase II.  From purchasing supplies from the Amazon Wish List, to friends who gathered in her home to help with preparations – she left with great anticipation and had a…

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Boys Dormitory Work is Underway!

Some of our boys at the orphanage The Haven of Hope Orphanage uniquely allows siblings to live on the same grounds. Having a separate boy’s dormitory to house the older boys will enable our teenage boys to continue to stay at the orphanage with their siblings as they grow older. Work is underway…

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“Listen to Your Heart Then Act on it!”

Rudy (back right) A few years ago, Sue and Dr. Don Dian went on a Haven of Hope International mission trip to Bolivia with their Riverside Church group. During his trip, Dr. Don, a retired pediatrician, provided some additional health care support not only for the children at Haven of Hope but the…

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Sustainability Programs that make sense

How do we provide an environment for children to thrive in orphanages?  Through a well-designed sustainability program in which children are discover their natural gifts and talents and learn about business, while the orphanage is getting connected to the community and creating an income to support the programs that go beyond three meals…

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Creative ideas for Christmas giving – give the gift of hope.

Judy Teeven continues to Create Beyond the Lines with beautiful ideas that help our children.   If you are looking for a thoughtful Christmas idea for someone who has a heart to help orphans – take a look at what she’s created. Ornaments of Hope    

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Hope & Hockey Night with the Everblades

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Haven of Hope Presents an Everblades “Season Opener for Hope & Hockey”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Haven of Hope presents an Everblades “Season Opener for Hope & Hockey” Event kicks off support drive for Heart of Florida Youth Ranch construction ESTERO, Fla. (Sept. xx, 2017) – Alice Skaff, executive director for Haven of Hope International (HOHI), invites the public to attend a “Season Opener for Hope…

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