“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
More than 407,000 children are in the U.S. foster care system; over 125,000 are waiting to be adopted. Adoption is a wonderful journey – but often one with many questions and the need for specialized support.
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.
Barriers to education may be either academic or non-academic. Needs are wide-ranging, from specialized learning support and proper educational tools to the fundamental health and stability needed for the ability to learn.
ADVOCACY & CHILD SAFETY
Advocacy and policy can help ensure that all children have the same opportunities to thrive and that their rights are protected. Advocacy can take many forms, such as speaking out against child abuse, advocating for better education and healthcare, or working to change laws that harm children. Policymaking can also significantly impact child safety by setting standards for child care, education, and access to healthy food, housing, and healthcare.