Innovating Orphan Care Through The Local Church

Every day, children become orphaned or vulnerable due to extreme poverty, disease, and more. Things shouldn’t be this way.

Our vision: That every child will experience the love of God and the security of a family, church and community.

Our mission: To demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ by partnering with local churches in southern Africa to empower families and caregivers to meet the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of orphaned and vulnerable children in their communities.

Here’s how we’re enabling change:

Child Driven

Every child’s needs are different: some need education support, others need grief counseling or even skills training. Whatever the need, we work to co-create custom development plans with our church partners to ensure every child’s needs are taken care of.

Family Focused

Children thrive in nurturing families – so we equip families with safe parenting skills training, economic empowerment, emotional support and more. That way, families have skills and resources to meet their family’s needs while creating safe and supportive homes for children.

Church Based

Local churches know their community’s needs and are best-positioned to address them. Forgotten Voices partners with trusted and committed churches to serve orphaned and vulnerable children and their caregivers in their communities.

Every local church partner is trained to assess need and create a custom, evidence-based plan of care for each family.

Each family’s custom plan can include multiple services to meet the needs of orphaned and vulnerable children in their community:

CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP

TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE

EDUCATION

ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

PARENTING SUPPORT