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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