WHAT WE DO

We provide emergency care to abandoned and at-risk children of all ages in the tri-state Western region of Honduras.

As our organization has continued to grow, we are now a team of over 20 volunteers and staff, with more than 5 ministry buildings currently sustaining more than 4 programs.

OUR PROGRAMS

FOSTER CARE

Legacy of Hope Foundation’s foster care model places us in the role of a foster care agency.

While it is the role of DINAF (Honduran child services division) to place children in homes, we provide the resources to identify, educate and support these families.

The goal is to provide stability and permanency for the children in our care, often for the first time in their lives. The opportunity to create an attachment with a primary caregiver sets them on the path for healthy brain development and success in forming future healthy relationships.

TRANSITION CARE

The Transition House is a home for children with special cases waiting on foster and adoptive families, or a permanent home to become available. Special cases can include, sibling groups, teenage mothers, severe malnourishment, special needs, newborns, and longer term placements.

Legacy of Hope is one of the only crisis care centers that are equipped with this type of home and currently the only resource in this region of the country providing transitional care. Our children will remain with us until there is no longer a need, or until a more permanent home is identified. That could be a few weeks, months, and possibly even a few years.

CRISIS CARE

Our Crisis Care Center is a unique, family-based type of home that receives children for short periods of time until child services can relocate them to a safe environment.

With our Honduran staff, psychologists, and leadership team, we strive to help each child within their cultural environment to rely on their communities and safe adults in order to achieve their full potential. The typical crisis care cases we receive are related to abuse, neglect, or immigration. Children placed within our organization can remain for 72 hours or more depending on when their case is processed.

FAMILY PRESERVATION

Legacy of Hope Foundation believes family preservation is the first line of defense in combating the orphan crisis. After identification of a struggling family through community channels such as local churches, we are able to create a service plan for the family with specific goals.

In this way, we walk alongside a family helping to provide basic needs depending on their individual service plan.

OUR APPROACH

By following best practices we strive to provide a safe and loving family for every child.

Our Honduran staff, psychologists, and leadership team ensure that each child grows within their community under the care of safe adults, in order to achieve their full potential.

PREVENTION

Family Preservation

Education

INTERVENTION

Foster Care

Crisis Care

Transitional Care

RESTORATION

Achieving Permanency

Reintegration With Biological Family

Transitional Care Programs

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