What We Do

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We welcome

Children come to Hope Unlimited from the streets and slums of Brazil where they were abused, abandoned, and exploited in the worst circumstances imaginable. Before they arrive via court order or social worker recommendation, most have a life expectancy of three to five years. Once welcomed to Hope, each child becomes an irreplaceable member of our family. It is here, in serving the most vulnerable of the most vulnerable, that we transforms lives.

We nurture

In the context of our loving homes and experienced staff, children receive the support they need to reclaim lost childhoods and find bright futures. Specifically, each child receives care in a family-style setting, award-winning educational and vocational programming, spiritual care, education, and recreation, not to mention new friends and role models. Slowly, we begin to see them transform from the inside out and build new lives.

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They transform

Unlike crisis-focused, transitional care programs, we become a “forever” part of our kids’ lives. We don’t consider our programs a success until graduates are positively impacting the next generation. Our Graduate Transition Program is uniquely created to raise the next generation of self-sufficient Christian leaders—children who will not only reach their own personal potential, but will work to renew their own communities, the very communities that once discarded them.

What We Do

We Welcome

Children come to Hope Unlimited from the streets and slums of Brazil where they were abused, abandoned, and exploited in the worst circumstances imaginable. Before they arrive via court order or social worker recommendation, most have a life expectancy of three to five years. Once welcomed to Hope, each child becomes an irreplaceable member of our family. It is here, in serving the most vulnerable of the most vulnerable, that we transforms lives.

We Nurture

In the context of our loving homes and experienced staff, children receive the support they need to reclaim lost childhoods and find bright futures. Specifically, each child receives care in a family-style setting, award-winning educational and vocational programming, spiritual care, education, and recreation, as well as new friends and role models. Slowly, we begin to see them transform from the inside out and build new lives.

They Transform

Unlike crisis-focused, transitional care programs, we become a “forever” part of our kids’ lives. We don’t consider our programs a success until graduates are positively impacting the next generation. Our Graduate Transition Program is uniquely created to raise the next generation of self-sufficient Christian leaders—children who will not only reach their own personal potential, but will work to renew their own communities, the very communities that once discarded them.

Our Success

Years of Service

We have transformed the lives of children for more than a quarter of a century. Our long-standing relationships in the communities we serve bring credibility to the challenging work of breaking cycles of poverty, exploitation, and abuse. Our research-based programs are perfected and proven, and we are committed to changing the lives of vulnerable children.

Programs

We serve each child in our care holistically and completely. Through each of our unique programs at all of our sites, we tackle the problems of poverty, exploitation, abuse, and abandonment for one purpose: to see the lives of children on the brink of death transformed.

Graduate Success

Children grow from one stage of maturity to another. Ours are no exception. We guide them as they graduate, take on new responsibilities, and move into adulthood. And it works! After completing our program, 92% of our residential graduates are employed and in stable living situations.

Programs

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Residential Care

With our residential care model, we recognize that while food, clothing and shelter are important, they are not enough. Most care models fail to meet a child’s greatest need of a stable, loving family and poorly serve children who have suffered trauma. We are not an institution. Instead, we are family. Therefore, in the context of our loving homes and experienced staff, children receive the support they need to reclaim lost childhoods and begin to build successful futures.

Vocational Training

Through award-winning vocational training programs, our children gain confidence and skills to disrupt generational cycles of poverty. Hope Unlimited residents and day students from nearby slums master courses in human resources, culinary arts, auto body repair, computer technology, and cosmetology. They learn marketable skills, earn meaningful jobs upon graduation, and eventually change the course of their lives—and those of their future generations.

Graduate Transition

Graduate transition is the most critical time in our children’s lives. We’re devoted to guiding our kids through this transition—and it works. After completing our program, 92% of our residential graduates are employed and securely established. Through life skills classes, internships, job placement and mentoring,  graduates become self-sufficient leaders, working to change their lives and communities.

Programs

the need for hope

Residential Care

With our residential care model, we recognize that while food, clothing and shelter are important, they are not enough. Most care models fail to meet a child’s greatest need of a stable, loving family and poorly serve children who have suffered trauma. We are not an institution. Instead, we are family. Therefore, in the context of our loving homes and experienced staff, children receive the support they need to reclaim lost childhoods and begin to build successful futures.

Vocational Training

Through award-winning vocational training programs, our children gain confidence and skills to disrupt generational cycles of poverty. Hope Unlimited residents and day students from nearby slums master courses in human resources, culinary arts, auto body repair, computer technology, and cosmetology. They learn marketable skills, earn meaningful jobs upon graduation, and eventually change the course of their lives—and those of their future generations.

Graduate Transition

Graduate transition is the most critical time in our children’s lives. We’re devoted to guiding our kids through this transition—and it works. After completing our program, 92% of our residential graduates are employed and securely established. Through life skills classes, internships, job placement and mentoring,  graduates become self-sufficient leaders, working to change their lives and communities.

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