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Every child deserves a strong, firmly rooted family, but not every child is born into a community where that is possible. Sometimes a crisis of war, natural disaster or exteme conditions of poverty will crash like a wave into a community, and sweep away the foundation that is holding those roots in place.

But that isn't the end. There are things we can do to reverse that. A family can be re-rooted if we work together and change how communities respond to crisis threatening to tear families apart, and give families the tools to firm up their roots, so they can withstand future crisis.

You know this is true and so does Helping Children Worldwide. You know that family is the root of it all, the foundation that God established. "He sets the lonely in families."

Help HCW bring the compelling story of the importance of family, and provide essential tools for communities to strengthen and empower families to thrive.

The documentary follows David and George, two social workers from Sierra Leone, as they criss-cross Africa with the message that children belong in family and it is possible for every child to be in a strong family, even in the poorest quarters of the world. They interview orphanage directors, social workers, government officials, religious leaders, children who lived in orphanages and their family members, and gather their stories. They listen, bring advice, and offer solutions to a difficult problem as leaders and families struggle with a family separation crisis that is creating new orphans out of children who could be with family, and devastating families and communities for generations.

The story is real. The crisis of poverty is overwhelming. It is a problem on a global scale. Let's begin bringing the word to those who can be a part of the answer - on a global scale.

Support this campaign by donating, or start a personal donation campaign of your own.

With your help, we will finish the film, finish the practioners toolkit, finish the policy-makers toolkit, and finish the advocates toolkit and start this recovery on a global scale.


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In Support of Helping Children Worldwide

Our mission is to help children worldwide by strengthening families and communities. 

You donation will allow us to:

  • form trusted partnerships to serve and empower the world’s most vulnerable.
  • focus our work on children and families and solutions that empower families and communities to become resilient and able to recover from times of crisis.
  • link even more resources to needs.
  • form more strategic development partnerships with like-minded people and organizations.
  • collaborate within networks of social service organizations to leverage expertise and share resources.
  • form strategic program partnerships with locally owned and managed organizations to build their capacity to operate without our assistance.
  • advocate for local ownership of solutions to eradicate root causes of child poverty.
  • maintain the financial health of our organization in order to continue operations, build and grow programs, and impact greater numbers of children in our global efforts in 23 countries around the world