Our Approach

Our Community–to–Community model sets the foundation for HopeChest’s Survive, Thrive, and Succeed approach to transformation. Community transformation does not happen overnight. It takes time. That is why HopeChest partners with churches and individuals in the US and Canada who commit to a long-term relationship with overseas communities. Through this long-term relationship, the elements of Survive, Thrive, and Succeed are set in motion.

  • Survive
  • Physical Needs

    Basic needs such as food, water, shelter, clothing and healthcare are the first priorities addressed when engaging with a community in need. These most basic needs are met through child sponsorship and the programs set in place by Children’s HopeChest, which vary from community to community.

  • Emotional Needs

    Orphaned and vulnerable children crave a sense of “family” and the love and care that comes with being a part of a family unit. Our survival strategy focuses on helping to meet that need with consistent caregivers and staff, and the ongoing love and support of a relationship with a sponsor community.

  • Spiritual Needs

    Christian counseling and mentoring is an important aspect of the survival strategy. Regular discipleship classes are a part of every community we partner with, and the relationships formed with sponsors help place God’s value on the orphaned and vulnerable children in these communities.

  • Thrive
  • Equipping Vulnerable Children and Communities for Future Success

    Involvement during the “thrive” phase is designed to strengthen, solidify, and build off of the progress already made during the “survive” phase. During this phase, formal vocational, life skills training, and other educational training takes place to emphasize learning opportunities for the orphaned and vulnerable children in each community.

  • Succeed
  • Addressing and Reducing Systematic Issues

    Orphaned and vulnerable children, and the communities in which they live move on to establish household and livelihood security during the “succeed” phase. Activities broaden to include programming that helps young men and women make the complex transition from orphaned or vulnerable child to whole and successful adult.

  • Income Generating Activities

    Sustaining the progress made through all phases is solidified through Income Generating Activities that help provide a consistent source of income for the community.