“Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.”
— John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States
We prioritize our resources and efforts in 4 strategic areas:
ADOPTIVE FAMILIES & FOSTER CARE
423,773 children are in the U.S. foster care system; 114,556 are waiting to be adopted. A myriad of challenges are faced by the adopted children and their families.
CHILDREN’S HEALTH & WELL-BEING
Childhood hunger and poor nutrition can negatively affect overall health, cognitive development, and school performance. If not addressed, food insecure children are likely to develop chronic disease in adulthood.
LITERACY & EDUCATION
1 in 4 children in America grow up without learning how to read – creating life-long obstacles for employment. There’s a good chance their children will not read either.
ADVOCACY & CHILD SAFETY
12,175 US children die annually from unintentional injuries. Nearly 80% of reported child fatalities are a result of abuse and neglect were caused by a parent.