IHF Safe-Home Sponsorship Program (ORP)
IHF Safe-Homes are open to some of the most vulnerable and marginalized children. The children who live in our Safe-Homes are from slum areas in the city and nomadic/tribal villages in rural areas without access to quality education or medical care.
IHF currently operates two Safe-Homes, one in Northern Thailand and one in East Pokot, Kenya. Many of the children who reside in our IHF Children's Home Centers have experienced extreme poverty and overcome great obstacles at a young age. At our IHF Safe-Homes these children are welcomed with open arms, and find a permanent family that strongly believes in an equal opportunity for all and in preserving the cultures, traditions and beliefs of the marginalized communities it works in.
A Child’s Last Hope
We only accept children into the IHF Safe-Home when the circumstances prove that IHF is the child’s only chance for a safe future and access to an education. When these children have nowhere else to turn, they become a part of the IHF Children's Home family.
IHF Children's Homes are run as a family. We create an informal environment where children can be comfortable being themselves. IHF Housemothers and Volunteers work hard to create an atmosphere that is conducive to growth and learning.
Your Monthly Donation
When you sponsor a child at our Safe-Home with a monthly donation, you not only give the child a safe place to call home, you also give them the family, love, and care they deserve.
The money that is donated for a Safe-Home sponsorship goes directly towards the total cost of running the IHF Children's Home, and not to the individual child. The amount is calculated by taking the total cost for toiletries, housing, clothing, utilities, housemother wages and dividing it by the number of children housed at each center.
The monthly donation amount only covers the orphaned child’s intake and monthly living expenses. medical fees, educational fees, and food costs are sourced through our other sponsorship programs.
Communicate with Your Sponsored Child
Through our child-sponsorship program, you will receive monthly updates from your sponsored child in letter or video format. You will have the opportunity to communicate with your sponsored child and learn more about the world through their unique perspective. Communications with your sponsored child are facilitated by our volunteers.