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Mission: Transforming the lives of children at mortal risk, providing them and their future generations a productive future and eternal hope.

Leadership: Philip B. Smith, CEO, David Z. Nowell, Ph.D., President, Derli Barbosa, Program Director

Founders: Philip B. Smith, CEO, the late Rev. Jack Smith, and David Swoap, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Reagan Administration, founded Hope Unlimited for Children in 1991. Their vision for the children of Brazil took shape in response to reports of thousands of street children being systematically exterminated by gunmen mainly hired by local business owners.

Program: In the rescue phase, children are referred to Hope by the Brazilian courts, who have determined they are at mortal risk. Hope staff provides immediate emotional support, psychological and medical care. In the transformation phase (usually four to eight years), the child is guided through educational programs and vocational coursework, within the context of a supportive family environment. In the re-entry phase, Hope’s young men and women intern with local businesses for a year and live at a transition home for six months. Upon graduation (around the age of 18) each Hope student is guaranteed a job and is given ongoing support through the Graduate Center. Each graduate receives basic household furnishings and a complete set of tools for the trade he or she has learned.

Success: Since Hope was founded in 1991, more than 1,000 children have gone through our residential programs. Hope Unlimited currently cares for more than 650 children at four primary locations (approximately 150 campus residential, 20 graduate transition homes, 32 community-based homes, and 450 in the Hope preschool) and serves hundreds of graduates and family members through various outreach programs. Most important, 85% of our graduates are in stable living situations, meaningfully employed and active in a local church.

  • Two residential campuses in Brazil
    • City of Youth, a 35-acre campus near Campinas, with cottages, classrooms, vocational training facilities, a working farm, recreational facilities, offices, and a chapel
    • Hope Mountain, a 100-acre, full-service campus near Vitória
  • Graduate Transition Homes in both Campinas and Vitória
  • Community-based homes for sibling groups in Campinas
  • A Graduate Center in Campinas with support, counseling, and job placement services
  • A preschool located in the Rosalina Slum serving 450 children and their families
  • The Net Fellowship, a growing church comprised primarily of graduates and their families

Financial: Hope raises funds from both U.S. and Brazilian sources. Annual budgeted income is approximately $4 million from Brazil and $1.5 million from U.S.

Hope meets all the audit and reporting standards of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

Cost per child is less than $3,000.

Recognition: In 2006, Hope Unlimited received the prestigious Kanitz Award as one of Brazil’s top 50 charities (of 150,000) for the decade.

Affiliations: Besides ECFA, Hope is a member of the Christian Alliance for Orphans, Viva Network, and the Combined Federal Campaign.

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