There are currently 8 million orphans living in institutions around the world. For AGCI, the current state of the orphan crisis is alarming and unacceptable.
We’re working to change lives through 5 proven initiatives.
Policy to change broken systems for orphans and create clear paths to family and independence.
AGCI creates real, lasting change for orphans by:
Empowering leaders—Through Child Advocacy Centers, we can train and empower leaders to serve as advocates and create more pathways to family.
Standardizing Care—By investing in one home to serve as a model of care for the other institutions within a country, we can elevate the level of care while also finding solutions for the unique structural, cultural and economic challenges that need to be overcome in order to establish permanency for orphans and families in crisis.
Prevent more children from ever entering institutions.
By supporting families in crisis, we’re preventing more children from ever entering into institutions. AGCI helps keep families together through:
Educational Sponsorship—Which provides much needed support for children and families in crisis. Sponsorship allows children to attend school, receive regular, healthy meals, and remain within their family’s care.
Micro-Grants—We empower single parents by giving them the micro-grants and support they need to start their own businesses and better provide for their children.
Provide family-like care for orphans in institutions.
By collaborating with institutions and training caregivers, we’re providing family-like care for orphans. AGCI is changing the standard of orphan care with:
Elevated Care—By collaborating with institutions and training caregivers, we’re providing family-like, elevated care for orphans and ensuring they receive the healthy food, medical care, education, hope, and love they need to thrive. Sponsorship keeps this level of care sustainable.
A Plan for Family—Through a long-term advocacy plan, we’re able to provide a path to the best possible family environment for every child.
Place orphans into loving adoptive families and out of institutions.
Through individualized family plans, we’re placing orphans into loving adoptive families and out of institutions. AGCI is finding families for orphans through:
International Adoption Programs—We believe that every child deserves the love of a family. Through our adoption
programs around the world, we’re helping more children unite with their loving forever families.
Prepare aging out orphans to thrive outside of an institution.
Through education and vocational training, we’re preparing older orphans to thrive outside of an institution. We help orphans launch into independence with:
A Path and a Plan—Through education and vocational training, we’re working to help orphans transition to independence, break the cycle of poverty, and create successful futures.